1. Running – I seem to finally be on the road back to regular running. I’m still running most of my runs without Garmin, but I occasionally use it to see my mileage. I’ve managed one 6 miler and one 4 miler recently, in addition to a few shorter runs. I’m not going to be training for any races until at least January, but I am planning to start building my mileage VERY slowly. As in, I might follow the 1% rule instead of the 10% rule. LOL
2. Weight – This has never really been a weight loss blog and I don’t generally focus much on my weight. While I was probably five or so pounds over my “ideal” weight before, I had been that weight (give or take a couple of pounds) since Shoo was a year old. My generally healthy eating plus running mileage kept me there without a lot of mental effort. October really messed that up. The combination of two birthdays, Halloween, and a hell of a lot of stress has packed another 6 pounds onto my frame. I’m only 5’3″, so that’s a lot of extra weight to be carrying. Time to get my eating and exercising back on track. Thank goodness HBBC starts soon!
3. Recovery – I feel like I spent a lot of October in my own head. I struggled to keep up with the things I had to do with the boys and around the house. I had a horribly hard time finding anything to say on my blog. In some ways I felt like I was in the last few miles of a marathon where you are struggling to finish. My head was down and I was counting lampposts and street signs. It’s been a little over a week now since I got the good news and I finally feel like I’m getting back on track. Hopefully this means I’ll actually have something interesting to say in the coming weeks and months LOL.
Bonus: I signed up for my local Turkey Trot. I’m not planning to race it (both because it’s a huge race with lots of strollers and dogs and because I’m not in racing shape), but it’ll be nice to go out and actually enjoy a race for the first time in a while!