Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October Rewind ...

Ten months down, two to go. Here's my recap of October 2011 ...

Run Miles Planned/Miles Ran:
233.1/223.78 (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: 4/7

Highest Run Mileage Week: 10/10-10/16: 52.16 miles

Highest Bike Mileage Week: none

Long Runs Planned/Long Runs Completed: 5/5

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 Orange

Current Drink: Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee. I am perpetually cold and it is the only thing that warms me up.

Current Song: Calling All the Monsters - China Anne McClain (yes, I am 12)

Current Triumph: Finishing another marathon training cycle in one piece

Current Goal: Stick to the plan and crush NYC. I've done the work and I need to BELIEVE that I can reach my goals.

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

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

2011 Goals - Status Update:

  • 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 November 1st - 21 cupcakes eaten
  • 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 November 1st - $178.50 spent - I caved and bought some stuff from Lululemon and a pair of jeans from eBay when my lone pair ripped.
  • Run 2,000 miles - As of November 1st - 1657 miles run.
  • Run a sub 1:55 half marathon - Next race - 2/26, Disney Princess Half
  • Take 30+ minutes off my marathon - Completed - 3/26, National Marathon, 4:15:48, 33:50 PR.


Running Ricig said...

holy mileage!!!

You are totally going to crush NYC!

Unknown said...

You are going to do great in NYC! Believe in yourself! Mind over matter! www.dashingdiva.net

Sara said...

You goals inspire me! Thanks for the recap and have a fantastic November! :)

Unknown said...

Okay, I give up, what happens in three months?

I didn't realize how hard it is to qualify for NYC, but Alma posted the requirements yesterday. Holy speedy pants.

Marlene said...

Looking good for the month! Congrats on a new mileage PR. NYC better look the f* out!

MotherRunner said...

Whoa - that's a lotta miles! I really like how you lay your goals out - I hope to be able to do something similar with running once I'm healthy. And I LOVE SparkPeople - great website.

Unknown said...

Holy smokes... what a month! You are going to crush the marathon course! :) Have fun and keep smiling!

Julia said...

you totally rocked this month!!! congrats! good luck at NYC!!!!

robinbb said...

You are doing awesome on all your goals. Great job on that milage. Good luck at NYC!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Great month!

It's crazy that I don't take rest days and we ran nearly the same mileage this month. You are logging so long miles. Of course, I think that is awesome!!

Jealous of your nearly non-clothing spending this year!

Enjoy NYC! It's coming FAST!

Christine said...

Great month!! Enjoy NYC!!