Starting A Running Challenge

This week was a hard week mentally. With everything going on in the world, I can find it hard to stay focused and positive. I know I’ve said this before, but Thank. Goodness. For. Running. ,

To shake things up a little bit, I decided to join the Runs for Cookies fall mileage challenge. It’s a friendly mileage competition for those who want to walk/run all fall long. While it’s gorgeous fall weather right now, I can’t help but think that on December 14 or so (still technically “fall”) it won’t be so great. So I’m going to soak up all the outdoor weather while I can!

We also were lucky to have AMAZING fall weather this week and I LOVE it. The mornings were a little chilly (50s) but afternoons were mostly 70s. I do love warm weather so I’m enjoying the last few warm afternoons.

Here is a look at the full week:

Here are some highlights from the runs.

Sunday, I took FW in the stroller and we went for a run to get bagels. There’s a bagel shop not too far from us and I was able to get in a 10K while LM and B were still asleep. And yeah – we had bagels when we got home!

Monday I took it easy and did about a 5K. But then I got home and did some kettlebells – I was feeling it the next day!

Have you ever seen a mushroom this big (my feet in the pic for comparison- it’s like 2x the size of my feet in length!)? There are some huge mushrooms this year that I see when we run/walk around the neighborhood.

Some questions for you:

  • Have you ever seen a mushroom that big? 
  • Do you have any good kettlebell workouts to share?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.



8 thoughts on “Starting A Running Challenge

  1. That running challenge sounds cool! I’ve been thankful for all of the different virtual running and exercise challenges this year – they have really helped with my motivation to get my workouts done.

    I’ve never seen a mushroom that large before! It’s amazing the random things you see outside nowadays!

  2. That is a crazy big mushroom! I have seen some big ones, but that would be right up there. Running is a good stress reliever, unless too many neighbors have political yard signs that make it impossible to forget what’s going on! Although, in the neighborhood we rode through today there were political-looking signs that just had messages of kindness, which I thought was pretty cool.

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