October! Wow!! Let's stick with the basics first.
Miles ran in October: 257.29. That includes 2 - 20 mile runs & only 1 "rest" (only running 2 miles) days. I don't actually recommend doing this, but I did it & survived. It was tough, really tough in many ways. However easy is never a motivation for me to get this done!
Year to date miles ran toward my 2013 goal: 1,620.05. That leaves me with 392.95 miles left to run this year. I'm not counting my chickens just yet, but I'm pretty darn close & am pretty sure that I WILL reach this goal. This also gives me all the more reason to feel like this:
October was a month of all time highs & personal records in terms of miles ran. I ran 0 races so all my running was just running. I ran the most miles in a week, 71.70. I ran the most miles ever in a month (my previous high was 190). I ran the most miles ever in a year (up from 1,569.26 that I tracked during my 365 day streak).
I also realized I ran every single mile by myself. That's neither good or bad. I think it goes hand in hand with what I posted about not too long ago about being bored. Sometimes I want & really like being alone. It makes for great prayer time where I just talk with God the whole time (those runs are really awesome, I get so into the prayer I forget about the running & when it's all said & done I'm feeling much closer to God having spent that time with Him). It has it's down side though, but what I can I do about it
Through out the month I kept general track of my miles. Ok, lie. I obsessed about it. But quite often would loose track. My mind doesn't do that great with numbers & I'd forget what I had just tallied the days/week right before. Anyway, I knew when I had gone over my previous monthly high. Yay! And I knew that I was getting close to 250. On Oct. 30 I did some calculations
Well, even though we are well into November....how was October for you?