Monday, September 30, 2013

September in Review

An awesome experience at my first trail run yesterday with my Sunday morning running buddies brought my September training to an end.  Trail running truly is great fun and the views are just amazing!  Thankful that my running friends convinced me to give it a whirl yesterday!

The Girls With Sole Believe and Achieve 5K/10K trail race

The September Details

September 2013 stats

104.57-- running miles
0-- spin miles
0-- jump rope fitness workouts
0-- core fitness workout
0-- Pure Barre classes
0-- Fitness App workout
0-- walking miles
104.57-- total miles

Current 2013 stats
1065.19-- running miles (I hit 1,000 miles for the year this month)
67-- spin miles (3 classes)
19-- jump rope fitness workouts
1-- core fitness workout
12-- Pure Barre classes
1-- Fitness App workout
9.69-- walking miles
1,141.88-- total miles

2013 "to do list" check-in

2013 Running Goals
1. First and foremost 26.2 under 4 hours--enough said
-The best laid plans....a rough race and a finish time of
My angels that gave me wings to "fly to the finish"

Another 26.2 done

2. Achieve a second sub 1:50 half marathon so I can remove the asterick from my current sub 1:50 PR
-I didn't run any 1/2 marathons this month so the opportunity to achieve this goal didn't present itself. I did run my first 10K trail race yesterday and managed to finish first female overall.  Not sure how that happened.  As for the half marathon goal, tomorrow is only October so there is still time.

Thanks to my friend Kim for getting the top picture of me at the awards ceremony!

2013 Mini Running Challenges
1. Run 100 miles per month
-104.57 miles run in September.  Mission accomplished!
2. Run 1300 miles for the year
-234.81 miles to go to complete this challenge.

2013 Non-Running Mini Challenges
1. Cross-train at least twice a week
-Fail, major fail...
2. Complete a jump rope workout every day
-Not a single jump rope workout completed. And...the trend continues...
3. Drink 50 ounces of water per day (based on my current weight, this is my daily water intake need)
-Done and done well.
4. Take my vitamins daily
-Somehow I managed to miss one day in September.  Still okay with this since I rarely forget which is a huge improvement from past attempts.
5. Continue to choose and cook healthier foods
-10 meals made in September.
6. Learn to swim...better luck this year
September was a pretty decent month.  I was disappointed in my showing at the Erie Marathon but I got past it and have learned from it.  You learn something new every single day so I figure I might as well embrace it.

 Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Big mileage Jodi! Get on that swimming girl. It helps with the crosstraining and is more fun than weights. (Which I never do but should. LOL!)

  2. Congrats on the AG at your first trail race! How awesome is that?!?! I know your race didn't pan out the way you had wanted to, but you still finished that jerk-face race and that's what's important. FINISHING is WINNING, always!

  3. Send me some angels for Sunday, will ya!! Nice month Jodi!!