Monday, October 3, 2011

September Rewind ...

Nine months down, three to go. Here's my recap of September 2011 ...

Run Miles Planned/Miles Ran:
213/218.75 (an all-time monthly high)

Bike Miles Planned/Mile Rode: 0/0 (I've given myself a reprieve to focus on marathon training. Half Ironman training starts after Thanksgiving)

Rest Days Planned/Rest Days Taken: 5/5

Highest Run Mileage Week: 9/19-9/25: 56 miles

Highest Bike Mileage Week: none.

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 5/5 (with a post-surgery distance PR of 16 miles)

Current Book: Unless Curious George: Curious About Phonics counts, then none.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Lululemon. That is all.

Current Colors: Charcoal Gray and Purple

Current Drink: Grape, Lemon Lime, Strawberry Lemonade and Banana Nuun. I drink at least 64 oz per day.

Current Song: Story of Us - Taylor Swift

Current Triumph: That 3rd place overall finish and new 5K PR (22:04) earlier this month was pretty rock star. And yesterday's 16 miler at an average pace of 8:35 didn't suck either.

Current Goal: Stick to the training plan and crush NYC. And a new half marathon PR along the way ...

Current Blessing: I feel like my whole life is one big blessing and I am entirely grateful.

Current Excitement: Newport Half Marathon. NYC Marathon. Half Ironman training cycle. Christmas. My 30th birthday. Lots of exciting things happening in the next six months.

2011 Goals - Status Update:

Personal:
  • Clean up my diet - I am tracking my food religiously at SparkPeople, survived my sugar detox and have been able to add a small amount of sweets back in without causing a total binge.
  • Eat no more than 25 cupcakes - As of October 3rd - 21 cupcakes eaten
Financial:
  • Pay off our consumer debt by the end of the year - Due to purchasing a new car, our debt repayment has slowed, but we have paid off over half of our consumer debt and are on track to be credit card debt free in 10 months. Plus, we are on track to have our student loans eliminated by February 2013, five month ahead of our schedule. And 10 years faster than if we let it go to term.
  • Spend $0 on clothing - As of September 2nd - $178.50 spent - I caved and bought some stuff from Lululemon and a pair of jeans from eBay when my lone pair ripped.
Running:
  • Run 2,000 miles - As of October 3nd - 1451.22 miles run.
  • Run a sub 1:55 half marathon - Next race - 10/16, Newport Half Marathon
  • Take 30+ minutes off my marathon - Completed - 3/26, National Marathon, 4:15:48, 33:50 PR.

21 comments:

Jen said...

Awesome month... just makes me REALLY wish I lived closer!

Kortni said...

Completely ROCK STAR!

Running Ricig said...

Looks like a pretty freaking sweet month. Your 5k is super fast!!

Marlene said...

Congrats on the monthly mileage PR!! You are killing it. Look out, NYC!

Woohoo for lots of excitement to come!

Zaneta said...

What an awesome month for sure!! :) You really do have a lot to be excited about! :)

DEM said...

wow great month!! you are rocking the running and training, and I think I need to do one of those sugar detoxes...just have to wait until my 7 lbs of pulled pork and batch of cookies I just made to be gone...

DEM said...

oh...and see you in Newport!! Hopefully I will be running, but if not...I will be there cheering you all on!

MotherRunner said...

Whoa - awesome month. That's a LOT of miles!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Wow! Great month in so many ways. I love that you got your 5k PR. I do declare that an 8:35 pace for 16 miles equals a sub 1:55 half. You've got this on 10/16...

Rachel McPhillips said...

Yep. You rocked September. ;)

Katie said...

what an awesome month for you!!!!!

April said...

What a great month! You rocked September! Fantastic 5k PR...Not sure how I missed that one!

H Love said...

You are on a roll!!! Keep it up and Spidey may show up for a picture!

Silly Girl Running said...

September of awesome! And that 16 miler at 8:35 pace: seriously? Woo-hoo! Someone's BQ-ready (and that's not me ;)).

XLMIC said...

You are a superstar, woman... I mean it! Looking forward to hearing about you achieving that half and full time goal :)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You do such an excellent job of tracking your goals and following up!! Good luck in the fast approaching half!

ajh said...

Curious about phonics sounds wildly exciting.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Good work girly!! Nice SPEEDY 16 miler!! Woot. I own no Lulu, but I want to!!

Wifey said...

Um, you're getting pretty close there with those cupcakes.

AWESOME month!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Becka said...

Great month! Awesome!!!

Pam said...

I'm SERIOUSLY impressed by that 16-mile pace.