76.63 running miles
2.02 walking miles
78.65 total miles
Current 2016 Stats
555.01 running miles
34.78 walking miles
589.79 total miles
October wasn't too bad overall. I had some bad runs and some really good runs but in the end I am grateful to have my health that gives me the ability to run!
Let me start with my bad run. I ran the Columbus Marathon on October 16 and it was my worst run in October. Trisha and I planned to run together for the duration of the 26.2 miles but my body had other ideas. I was able to run through mile 10 but then I had to ask Trisha if we could walk a little bit at the end of the next few miles and she kindly agreed. I considered turning off at the 1/2 marathon split but realized I needed to finish what I started and set an example for my children. By mile 14 I sent Trisha on her way. It was hot and I was struggling. Right around this point I saw Dave on the course and had a bit of an emotional breakdown on his shoulder. He talked me through it and I continued on my way. Fast forward to mile 16 and I had yet another breakdown on Dave's shoulder and then pressed on. After mile 16 my body would not let me run. I would try and I would almost immediately have to slow to a walk again. I would end up walking the last 10 miles of the marathon and developing awful blisters at mile 23. I did manage to wog (walk/jog) across the finish line but it HURT!! I am happy to report that Trisha ran a PR race despite my need to stop and walk earlier in the race! I vowed after the marathon that I was retiring from that distance! I am going back to my first love, the 1/2 marathon!!
|Ran into Patty at the start|
Now for the good run. I had the chance to meet up with my friend Joanna for a nice 8 mile run the last weekend in October. The scenery of the Metroparks and the wonderful conversation made it a great run! Breakfast afterwards was a nice little bonus as well!!
|Joanna and I at the Metroparks|
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!