|2015 Miles in 2015|
|Miles to go||151.97|
Well, only 2 months to go! We are only about 150 miles from our team goal! Look how great we are doing! Over the last 10 months all three of us have logged miles every single month, and collectively, we have met our goals 80% of the time!
Enjoying some amazing fall running weather last week at some
beautiful trails a few miles from my home.
I reached 90 miles, 30 over my goal, in spite of some pretty intense shoulder issues this month (blog post with more details to come soon). With my two half marathons last month, my training schedule was scaled back a little to rest my body the week or so before the races, and honestly, with my shoulder pain when I run (or do anything that involves much shoulder movement) I have been just trying hard to get my 15 miles in per week since. I love running, I love the feeling of running, I love the beauty of nature around me when I run, I love the feel of accomplishment after I run, but I need to take care of my body too as I prepare for surgery next month (again, blog post to come soon). Oh- I did buy new running shoes this week to get me through the winter- and as runners know, there is nothing like the feel of new kicks. Love my new Brooks PureFlow 4's, this time in the color of navy and hot pink!
Here is how the rest of the team is doing:
October Recap from team member Brandi:
Whoop Whoop!! October was my last month of 60 miles and I ended it with 62.15 miles. November and December drop down to 50 and 52. To date I have completed 616.30/672 miles, only 55.70 miles to go, so I will be over my goal! It’s so weird FINALLY being in double digits. One thing that has really helped me reach my monthly goal is to always be at least half way done with my miles by the 15th of each month. I’m glad for the drop in miles as the Iowa winter is fast approaching. Plus I will be starting to swim and take spin classes. October started off cloudy and ended perfectly. It started with the dreaded fall head cold. It took a little over a week to feel somewhat better to run, but till then I picked up some lunch hour walking miles. It took a couple weeks to finally feel better. October ended with me being titled “professional encourager” this month by a fellow runner. It made my heart smile. This year has been so fulfilling helping others vs. focusing on my training. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter the most.
My adventures continued in October. We took a nice fall hike thru the Effigy Mounds. It was wonderful. I forgot my phone so I wasn’t able to log any miles but it was a great fall walk. We only did the 2.2 mile hike, and you can go all the way to 7 miles. The first .5 miles is pretty much all up hill. I would love to try and run it someday. It would be quite the challenge. I hope @ Just a Mom Giving It A TRI to put it into her training schedule “wink” “wink”! Yes, I did just use half mile straight up hill, and want to run in the same sentence. Yep I’m SOLE CRAZY! Talk to you in November. Have you started thinking about your 2016 goals? Resolutions?
Team member Kate will update us all very soon! From talking to her recently she is totally still in this thing (and WOW she did log over 50 miles this month!)- and she going to work hard to reach her yearly goal. It won't be easy she admits, but she is committed. With only 2 months left in this challenge, I can't wait to hear how her year has gone.
We'll be back with our November recap before you know it! Don't let the colder weather get you down, get out there and get active!