So looong September and hello October! With the entry of October our weather has gotten cooler, and I do LOVE fall running so I’m not mad about it!
I was cleared to start running again, postpartum, in September. With this news, my total mileage for the month was 88.87 miles.
I’m pleased with that number! Yes, it’s a really odd number and if I had realized it, I may not have taken the last day of the month off and instead run 1.13 miles, but it perfectly sums up my running.
In other running news, I ran 6 miles without stopping this week! This was a huge accomplishment for me, and I now feel confident enough that I can run the Cleveland Marathon 10K.
Here’s how my running looked this week:
Sunday: 3.11 miles run + 3+ mile hike with the family
Monday: 3.66 stroller miles with LM (run/walk) and some diastasis recti ab workouts
Tuesday: 4.25 miles
Wednesday: 3.11 miles and some diastasis recti ab workouts
Thursday: no run! Instead I walked 5 miles with LM in the stroller.
Friday: 6 miles, at 4 something a.m. Was up with the baby so I decided to get out while it was cool and dark, and get in a run before everyone in the house woke up.
Saturday: 4.28 miles – all miles were in the 10s!
TOTAL for the week: 24.42 miles
Sunday’s run was my fastest 5k in several months! It’s not fast for me, but I was pleased with my time.
Sunday’s hike with the family had a bunch of fitness stations along the walk – the kids had a blast doing them and we got to walk alongside a pretty creek.
I got in a stroller walk/run with LM this week on a gorgeous morning. It was fun – she’s at a good age now where if we bring books and snacks, and it’s pleasant out, she has fun too.
I ran 6 miles Friday! I was so happy to get in 6 without stopping, so much that I signed up for the Cleveland Marathon 10K!
Questions for you:
- How early to you get up to run?
- What’s a “long run” for you these days?
6 thoughts on “September Runs Done”
It is nice to see you bouncing back so quickly post baby! Good for you. Nice month of running for you
Sounds like a great week! I’m sure it feels great to get in those runs early in the morning before starting a hectic day. What time I work out usually depends on my kids school schedule. Now while she’s in middle school we can sleep a little later- in a couple years when she goes to high school I’ll be back to those dark, early runs. But that’s okay- running at any time is great.
Great news on the 6-miler (but I’m not surprised you were able to do it). The 10K will be a cake walk 😉
When I was marathon training (a couple years ago), there were some mornings when I’d get out around 5:00 for the long runs, because they usually were on Saturdays and there were football games to go to. Now, I usually just have the Wednesday #5at5 runs, but the weekend runs are around 6:00 or so (because, again, football LOL), but these runs aren’t usually any longer than 10 miles.
Congrats! Your ramp up to running has a much steeper trajectory than mine. Glad it is going well!
Aw! Your kids are too cute!
You are rocking it out there! Right now, my long runs are 10-12 miles. I’ll get up around 4:30 for those. Our weather isn’t quite as nice and cool as yours.
I’m glad I’m not the only one getting up at 4:00 in the morning. I know some people around here too who do that, but not as much in my neighborhood.