It’s funny how when your life is not set up for full-time work, having two full-time days can pretty much derail the train. I expected the two days of class to mess up those two days. I hadn’t really thought about what they’d do to subsequent days. Add in Halloween and a lunch out to celebrate Shoo’s birthday and I feel like the house is falling down around my ears.
As a result:
- my laundry hamper is overflowing
- we have no food in the house
- the living room looks like a bomb went off
- Beer Geek’s car’s gas tank didn’t get filled so he took my car to work
- Jones had to finish homework AFTER trick or treating
But I finished my 100 miles. I have my priorities, people. I fueled with Halloween candy instead of dinner (did I learn nothing in my class this weekend?) After trick or treating and putting Shoo to bed, I hit the treadmill for a super slow 3.5 miles. I’d like to say I went slow because that’s what the training plan said, but really I couldn’t have run any faster last night if the plan had told me I was supposed to. I’m guessing that Almond Joys and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are not optimal running fuel.
And with that, October is in the books. It was a crazy month. I ran 3 races (getting two new states), threw two birthday parties, and attended 16+ hours of classes. All of this was in addition to our normal crazy fall of soccer, cub scouts, and various volunteer activities. I’m tired. November is starting off a little insane (I have something EVERY night this week), but I have hopes that we’ll have at least a few weeks of lull before the holiday craziness begins.
Up next? A few weeks of “sharpening” before my attempt at a 5k PR before I settle into HM training again.
245 miles to 1400 for the year. Do you think I’ll make it?