Monday, October 1, 2012

September Recap

I am feeling like I am finally back into a consistent enough swing of things to resume monthly recaps. My first monthly recap is modest, but ever so happy. Here goes.

Miles ran: 24.6
# workouts: 8
highest mileage week: 10 miles (woot! first double digit week in a loooong time!)
Favorite run: my first post-baby 5k! The second 5k of the month was also great, but nothing beats your first time :)

Current goal: increase mileage in October
Current obsession: kinda into Halloween decorating right now, mostly because my 4-year-old thinks it's the most exciting thing ever, and I can't resist egging him on.
Current need: a new sports bra
Current excitement: on the work front, I got a paper accepted to a journal I've long targeted. That felt good! On the home front, I'm continuing to very slowly lose weight. I'm definitely under my Christmas 2010 weight and still going strong.
Current bane of my existence: lack of sleep.
Current wish list: to wear a dress to work. I miss wearing dresses. Especially my tweed one.
Current indulgence: I recently purchased two winter weather running tops from REI online clearance. One of them in particular is just absurdly nice, especially for the $40 I paid for it. It has a hood, thumb holes, covered zippers, interior mp3 pocket, ventilation, thermal, etc. And I love the color (I got the cobalt). There will be pics once the weather gets cold enough, which won't be a while yet. I'm still in short sleeves.

What's your favorite piece of running gear? New or old, winter or summer? Simple or bells and whistles?

Happy October--my favorite running month of the year. Run strong and smile!!


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Glad you are back to running!
and yay for finding great sales on winter running gear. I love my saucony winter running tights, I don't know how I would get through winter without them!

Black Knight said...

Nothing beats your first time: great quote, it is my same thought.
Good luck on increasing your mileage: you will do it!

Raquelita said...

Woot! Congrats on the article acceptance and the double-digit weeks! I am so into Halloween, but my love keeps getting interrupted by one of my annual meetings. Gargh! Don't they know I want to dress up like a pirate and eat lots of candy instead of networking and giving papers that weekend?!?!

Suz and Allan said...

Congratulations on the article! That's great!

Run Jess Run said...

My favorite is when I randomly stumble into Goodwill and find some good workout gear. Last week, I got a Luluemon jacket for $4.