September has come to an end, and I have some numbers rounded up to recap my month in running. As always, you can catch up on my previous months’ recaps here: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August. I am not running tonight, but will be attending a yoga class, so let’s take a look at my numbers for September.
I ran exactly 90 miles this month! September’s 90 miles puts me at 713 miles for the year so far. My goal is to reach 950 miles this year, and with three months left, I need to average at least 79 miles per month in October, November, and December to reach at least 950. And, if I average at least 96 miles per month over the last 3 months of the year, I will get to 1000 miles for the year, which would be amazing! I am really excited to hit the quadruple digits!September was a very busy month, race wise! The final two races of the Heartland 30k series, the Plaza 10k (10k PR!) and the Broadway Bridge 10k were in September, as was the Labor Day 5k. I ran with the KC Running Co. Groupies 8 times, including 4 speed work sessions with the Groupies. I missed most of the long Sunday runs, because of the Labor Day holiday weekend and then the two 10k races on Sundays. I ran with Mom 3 times, when she was here over the Labor Day weekend, and finished the Labor Day 5k with her as well. My longest run was 8 miles, on September 27th, with Amy at the KC Running Co. Sunday Groupie run.I’ve still been seeing my chiropractor about once a week, still working on my right glute and left IT band issues. I have (I should say, my chiropractors have) been making significant progress, and I’m doing much better… just trying to get that last 10% or so fixed.
I have also continued to practice yoga about once a week, and even got to attend a yoga class on the outfield at the K. I missed my weekly yoga class twice during September, both due to running conflicts – celebrating KC Running Co.’s birthday at the Leawood store, and then a run and Running Healthy clinic with Golden Harper, the founder of Altra Running.During the month of September, I attempted to cut out sweets – pop, candy, donuts, etc. I was successful for about a week to 10 days, but wasn’t able to make it the entire month. I have drastically cut back on my sweets, which is a huge improvement, and I will continue to try to limit them, as I do feel better without sugar slogging me down.
The only other thing to share for September is that I treated my body and mind to a wonderful massage, something I get done about once a year, but could definitely use about once every 2-3 months!Looking to October, I am visiting my sister in Milwaukee, and hope to get in a 10 mile long run before volunteering at the finish line of the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. I am also running the KC Half Marathon, and hope to earn a shiny new PR!
How was your September? What are you looking forward to for October?