I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. I will be sad to take down all my decorations but Christmas is right around the corner and I can put up more lights!! I may have a holiday decorating problem....I'm not looking to correct it though! :P
This was a kick ass weekend! My very first 10k was on Saturday morning. The race I chose to run was "The Race to Cure Lymphoma". My mom is an 11 year survivor of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma so what better than to race in her honor. She came along and sat in the car until I was close to the finish line! It made me super proud to have her there and witness my first big race! We forgot the camera so no pictures. I tried to show her how to use my iphone but it was too much for my little old momma! The run was tough because of the cold and wind. I never realized just how tiring it is to run into the wind. This caused me to be slower than my previous non-windy practice runs. But you know what I did it and it felt amazing! I finished in 1:09:30. My goal was to finish it in under 70 min and I just squeaked under! There is room for improvement on the next one!
Another huge milestone was met this weekend! I finished my October Going the Distance Challenge of running/walking a 100 miles in the month. I finished with 103.64 miles. When I chose to complete a 100 miles it seemed like an incredibly daunting task. However, it wouldn't have been a challenge without trying to achieve the seemingly impossible. I am amazed by what I was able to accomplish. It wasn't easy and there were days I really wanted to skip that last mile. I am so glad that I didn't listen to the little voice in my head! It is great to know that I can set a goal of this magnitude and not only achieve it but improve my health along the way. I am choosing to dial back my goal a bit this month. I need to recoup and not burn myself out! My NovGTD goal is to swim 30 miles. I've missed the water while running so much. It will be a nice change of pace to tire all my muscles out instead of just my legs!
I am super proud that my body supported me through all this training and let me push myself to new highs! I can't wait to see what all the swimming brings!