November 1st. Is anyone else a little bit freaked out that we are beginning the end of the year countdown? Seriously. What happened? I must have blinked because I thought it was just May. Yikes.
So October. What a month! I didn’t run a single race but there was lots of running, injury recovery, a date day and apparently I was full of tips. One thing I did notice, looking back over the month, is that I’m slacking on sharing workouts and recipes. I’ve had a one track mind lately – running! My goal for November is to get back to why I started HFM in the first place – to share all things fitness and healthy eating.
Here are six of my favorite posts from October. Hope you’ll read them again or catch up on any that you missed. Enjoy!
Earlier in the month, I was approached by the race director from VCM about going back in 2014 to get the “bad taste out of my mouth” left from my first marathon experience. My plan is to tackle another marathon next year but VCM was never on the table as an option till she contacted me. Could I really go back and face the memories of my bad race day/weekend again?
The root of my nagging foot injury stems from my weak right hip. When I began Physical Therapy in late July, we focused on basic hip strengthening exercises. Sometimes I overlook the basic exercises thinking they are just that – too basic. But they work and that’s all that matters!
Ron and I made time for a day date with just the two of us (and Cooper). The day was almost perfect – a long run followed by a hike. The only thing missing was a yoga session and a deep tissue massage. Next time, next time. 🙂
I did my first 14 miler since May this month. I forgot how mental a long run can be! My mind was all over the place. I should have used these tips to get me through those middle miles when I just wanted to be done!
It’s that time of year again. The daylight hours are getting shorter and shorter. Most runners, no matter if they run in the morning or evening, are faced with the dark. I gathered tips and tricks I’ve learned from being a zero dark thirty runner for the past few years. You can run safely in the dark just be smart and use common sense.
It’s been one of those months that I feel like I’ve got a lot going on internally. I needed to let some of it out so what better way than over coffee with friends. If we had coffee, what would you tell me?
What was a highlight in October for you?
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