Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lots of Random Stuff

This post will take bullet-point form because there is too much stuff going on inside my head to write a coherent paragraph or two.

  • My mileage for October was:
    • Running - 147 miles
    • Biking - 108 miles
    • Walking - 6 miles
    • Elliptical - 2.8 miles
    • Stair Master - 3 miles
    • Weights - 7 times
  • My favorite race of October was the only one I did - the Chicago Marathon.  I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
  • Today I did my last long run before Saturday's Hot Chocolate Race.  It was an 8 mile run.
  • I am rather pissed off with a recent event (see also: motivation to PR like there's no tomorrow on Saturday).  This 8-mile run was supposed to be done at an 8:30ish pace, but I did it with an 8:00 average. 
  • Running always makes me feel better.  However, after today's run, I was just as pissed off as when I started it. 
  • I rarely get pissed off.  Especially for more than a minute or two. 
  • Last night I was so pissed off I couldn't sleep through the night and woke up multiple times.  Let me remind you that I am a person who needs a lot of sleep.
  • One of my friend's gave me some good advice that helped me. 
  • November is National Diabetes Month.  If you don't follow any diabetes blogs, you most likely don't know this.  I don't do much at all to celebrate it.  In essence, I celebrate it by living my life the way I want to live everyday.
  • I plan on tapering for the race starting tomorrow. 
  • Tomorrow I think I'll run 4 miles, and 3 or 4 on Thursday.  Friday I'm not running at all. 
  • My mom is coming for the weekend.  Sometimes only mom's can make the world right again.
On a more positive note, at least the sun was shining today.

Hope your week is going better than mine.


  1. Well, at least your anger is motivating you?

    Hope your week gets better.

    And holy crap, that's a lot of working out in one month, especially with a marathon. I am super impressed.

    I think my running mileage is somewhere in the 600s for the entire year. Next year, my goal is to get over 1000.....

  2. I'm glad that running always makes you feel better but I'm not glad that you were still pissed off after the run.
    It's amazing of you to take it on as motivation to kick some serious PR butt this weekend, I can't wait to read about it.
    Hang in there sistah, the sun will shine again.

  3. Today is National Cookie Monster Day, maybe that can cheer you up or at least crack a smile