Happy Halloween everybody! Preston and I are excited to experience another first as new homeowners tonight – passing out candy to trick or treaters. We’re not sure how Riley is going to react to the constant opening and closing of the front door, so it’ll likely wind up being one of us passing out candy while the other person tries to keep him calm.
In honor of Halloween, here’s a little Flashback Friday for you. This photo was taken back in 2010, when Preston and I were engaged. Its hard to believe that that was four years ago!
In regards to my October goals, I successfully met two of them.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical a total of 60 miles.
Not only did I meet this goal, but I crushed it, logging a total of 69 miles. I’m beyond amazed that I completed as many miles as I did.
2. Practice yoga at least once a week.
I kept up with the goal two out of the four weeks this past month. Now that I’m not currently in training for a major race, not having time wasn’t the excuse. However, I think I’ve discovered that part of the problem is that I’m bored with the DVD that I’ve been using. I need to switch things up in order to be more motivated to practice yoga.
3. Listen to my body.
When I was tired, I listened, and made those days my rest days, even if they were unplanned rest days.
After a fairly productive October, I’m setting the bar really high for November. For the first time since August, I’m going to push myself a bit and strive for reaching five goals this coming month.
1. Run, walk, and elliptical a total of 70 miles.
For the first half of the month I plan to keep my training base up, and then once Shamrock training starts on November 17th I’ll slowly be increasing my long run mileage. While this goal is only one mile more than my October mileage, October included both an eight mile training run and Army Ten Miler. My longest run in November will likely be five miles.
2. Keep up with my cross training once I start training for Shamrock.
While training for Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach I let my cross training go to the wayside. I don’t want to let that happen during my upcoming training cycle.
3. Weight train at least twice a week.
Weight training is so important while training for a half marathon. I want to be sure that I’m making myself as strong as I possibly can for my next big race.
4. Maintain my weight.
With the holiday season starting at the end of this month, I do want to let unhealthy habits creep in. While its okay to splurge every once in a while, I don’t want to let all of my good habits get pushed to the side.
5. Figure out how to rediscover my interest in yoga.
Yoga is super important for so many reasons, and the DVD that I’ve been using hasn’t been motivating me enough. I need to figure out a way to respark my interest for yoga this month and make yoga a part of my weekly routine again.
QOTD: What are your goals for November?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!