And here we are, heading into September! I was talking to one of my friends this weekend and it feels like I blinked and September was over. I’m not quite sure what happened to the entire month, but I do know that there was lots of fun to be had! Including…
Doing some fall fishing…
Enjoying some time at the pool on random hot days…
Hitting the trails for a run (or two)…
Cheering on the Twins with an old friend…
Hiking the mountains in Canada…
Freaking out about my first ultra and first stage series… and first international race… (seriously all the firsts!)
Finishing my FIRST ultra!!!
Exploring Canada with more hiking…
And of course, lots and LOTS of running! This was one of my highest mile months so far this year, even though I did miss a few runs due to work and life and all that jazz.
That brings my total miles for the year up to 1,389.51 miles… that means I am just seven miles short of being able to run from Minneapolis all the way to Seattle! Otherwise, I could head to
UPDATE ON MY GOALS
- Set a PR in the 5k and the half marathon:
- Half Marathon PR (1:41.24): Door County Half Marathon
- 5k: TBD. I was planning on running one next weekend, but ended up registering for the 10k. So to be continued… maybe I’ll find another 5k to attempt this month. 🙂
- Try something new every single month: I crushed it with two really unique things this month:
- January: volunteering with the bunnies // skiing through the trees
- February: the snowshoe run that wasn’t
- March: altitude camp with brooks // hiking the sandia crest trail // blood lactate test
- April: hiking interstate park in minnesota // solo trip to boston marathon 2017
- May: neon museum in vegas
- June: visiting lake havasu
- July: wakeboarding // muskie fishing
- August: beer mile // goat yoga
- September: SO MANY THINGS! first ultra // first international race // hiking in the Canadian Rockies // Canada for the first time! [the rest of the recaps are coming soon, I promise!]
- Read one book a month:
- Strength train at least two times per week: After the ultra, I kinda tamed down on this and didn’t do much strength training during recovery. But, back at it in October! I could tell that this helped me a LOT in the ultra so I need to keep it up!
- January = C
- February = C
- March = C
- April = D
- May = B+
- June = C
- July = B+
- August = A
- September = B
- Get my age of money up to 45 days: I’m getting there! My AOM keeps creeping up little by little, so I hope I can hit this goal by the end of the year!. Check out that age of money growth… yess! If you are interested in YNAB, use my link and you can get a free month!
- January = 15 days
- February = 34 days
- March = 36 days
- April = 31 days
- May = 26 days
- June = 12 days
- July = 19 days
- August = 26 days
- September = 28 days
YOUR FAVORITE POSTS
- The Golden Ultra: Day 1 Recap
- The Golden Ultra: Day 2 Recap
- Ultramarathon Packing List
- 5 Favorite Fall Activities
- Celebrating Run@Work Day: Finding Balance
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCTOBER
My travel schedule has slowed down quite a bit, which means lots of time in Minnesota to enjoy the fall! I absolutely love fall so this makes me happy. That means I have a few priorities this month:
1) Lots of football! It’s been a weird football season so far this year, so I hope it evens out. But, go Pack go!!
2) Catch a muskie! I would LOVE to catch a muskie. After being close-ish the past few times I’ve gone out, this must happen this month… even if it’s a tiny little thing!
3) Train for the Indianapolis Marathon! This is just around the corner and of course, I’d love to PR! That means I need to work on my speed, so I’m hoping that some of my upcoming races will help make that happen.
What were your favorite moments from September? What are you looking forward to in October?
What’s the last new thing you tried?
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