September 2013 in Review

Holy Moly!

Where did September go? I say that every month but it really seems like this month went by extremely fast. There has been a lot of talk in the bloggy world lately on a slow down challenge. Can we apply that to the months? It’s scary to think the Holidays are approaching at a rapid pace. Gah! I don’t even want to think about it yet!

In keeping with tradition, here are six of my favorite posts from the month. I must say that it was quite a marvelous month (Thanks to Katie for hosting MIMM!).

NH 10 Miler Race Recap

Nh10Miler2 (2)Prior to the start of this race, I was seriously thinking of not doing it. What would have been my first DNS, actually turned into a memorable day in more ways than one. One – the hills. Oh my legs! And two – I crossed the finish line with my son. Total #motherrunner brag moment!

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Banana French Toast

Blueberry Banana French Toast - happyfitmama.comIt took almost three decades but I finally tried French Toast again after a less than appetizing childhood experience. Was this Blueberry Banana French Toast worth the wait? Oh yes!

 

 

 

 

 

Foxpoint Sunset 5 Miler Race Recap

Fox Point Sunset 5 Miler - happyfitmama.comRace #2 in September! It was a busy month of racing and running. It was my third time running a 5 mile race and the first evening race ever. I can’t say I’m a fan of the distance or the later time BUT this race was fun for the whole family.

 

 

 

 

The Most Meaningful Miles

Run for the Fallen NH group pic - happyfitmama.comTwelve miles full of emotions and meaning. Tears, smiles, high fives and countless number of THANK YOU’s were shared that morning during the NH Run for the Fallen. I’ve run over 900 miles this year and those twelve were the most meaningful.

 

 

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life Super Twins - happyfitmama.comLast month I shared what I do as A Day in the Life of a Clinical Exercise Specialist. This month it was all about my “other” job as Mama to two superheros. I’m always curious about how others spend their days. What is boring to you, may be interesting to me. So fun to read all the link up participants posts and be nosy!

 

What I Look Like While Running

No heel striking! - happyfitmama.comGetting a videotaped running analysis was so cool to see but also very painful to watch. I knew I was a mess but didn’t realize it was THAT bad. Ouch! I’m got a lot of homework to do but all my faults are fixable. Over the weekend, I did my first run with the metronome. So hard but I could tell a difference immediately. I felt more efficient and my pace showed it.

 

 

What was the highlight of the month for you?

29 comments on “September 2013 in Review

  1. So many great memories!! I love the start of Fall because it means cooler temps and lots of races. The highlight of my month was actually a 5 miler where I won prize money!! It was $20 but it may as well have been $20,000. Woohooo!!!
    Love the pic of you crossing the finish line with your son. I hope to so that someday with my twins!
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  2. Seriously what is up with how fast these months go by?! Since we spent a lot of this month sick my favorites are from beaching it at the beginning of the month and apple picking yesterday! Only in September can you be roasting on the beach at the beginning of the month and in your boots picking apples and pumpkins at the end!
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  3. The months fly by, don’t they? I can’t stand it, honestly–makes me sad!

    I’ll be interested to hear about your gait analysis and plans to make changes. It’s always fascinating to see what we really look like, isn’t it?
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    1. It’s been interesting for sure. As soon as I reverted to my “sloppy” ways, it felt like I was putting on the brakes. It’s hard work and I was super sore after my first run but having that little positive reinforcement makes up for it!

  4. Looks like a pretty great month. I LOVE French toast, glad you tried it again and had a better experience! For some reason 5 miles is one of my favorite race distances, maybe since it is the first race distance I ever did. My highlight this month was Ragnar Colorado and finally running strong after a quad injury in April.

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