As I mentioned ad nauseum in my last two posts, my shins were bothering me back in September. I allowed myself one last longish run of 12 miles on Sept. 10. After that, I forced myself to take a month off from running, which would allow me proper time for pouting and recovery. So there’s not much mileage to report back from September: 5 runs, 39 miles. That is all.
I almost made it to the one month mark, caving in for my first run on Oct. 8th. I vowed to move forward with some kinder, gentler, shorter runs for a while. For the most part, I hovered around 30 minutes per day. As long as I ran one mile, I counted it as a run for the day. Slow was my motto for the month.
This whole conservative running thing was bound to get super boring, super fast. I needed something to stay motivated, so I started putting a cute little stamp of my new logo, Super Turtle, in my planner each day I ran. I’m crafty, so I respond well to cuteness. Super Turtle reminded me that I can run slow and still be awesome. Here he is, taking up room in my planner:
Here are my stats for October:
Number of Runs: 21
Total Miles: 69.9
Longest Run: 4.54 miles
Longest Run Streak: 13 days