Happy Halloween! Wrapping up October today, and the month really flew by. Not surprising with travel and a race thrown in the middle. I also worked a lot of hours at work this week. It’s funny because a lot of workers are heading back to the office and I finally worked a full day remotely! I think I was the only person in my company whose remote access wasn’t set up completely, and now it is. I’m thankful for it when I want to pick up more hours to get my project done, but I also don’t want to have “work time” slip into my “home time”. It’s important to have that separation! I did end up running 30 miles this week, which was kind of random and not really following my training plan.
Mon – 5 miles, treadmill. A crappy day outside means it’s treadmill season again! No worries because I’ve got a lot of TV shows to watch. Started with the new season of “What we do in the shadows”. Love that show! My watch & footpod combo resulted in pretty accurate distance on the treadmill too. We did carve our pumpkins and they turned out great!
Tues – 4 miles, “speedwork”. Not really much speedwork here, but I did try to do every other minute with an interval. Not the best feeling run, but it was something! In the evening, band awards night. If you thought the marching band is loud outside, you should hear them in the gym!! wow.
Weds – 4 miles. Is it just me, or does everyone else find that an audiobook doesn’t get finished until the very last days of the borrowing period?? Even though I get 21 days from the library I still am always down to the wire listening right before it’s due. So, today was an audiobook morning, which meant running outside. But it was beautiful out! I don’t mind the dark one bit if it’s not windy. 40 degrees meant time for long sleeves and tights! Also, a great opportunity to try out my new Noxgear vest. They are rechargeable now and have 2 colors at once. Love it!!
Thurs – 6 miles, hills! Weekly hill workout. I ran along the Churchill’s race course. Funny how the hills don’t look that big, but they are challenging!
At night we went to Cedar Point for one last time of the season. We rode a few coasters and went into a haunted house and outdoor scare zone. The night was cut a bit short due to rain, but it was still a good trip. See ya next year CP!!
Fri – Rest day! Spent the evening at the football game. The high school team is in the state playoffs. They crushed it again!! 34 to 0. It was a drizzly night, but we were. prepared. Side note – those $1 ponchos I bought for a trip to Hawaii a few years ago really have been a great purchase! The game was a muddy mess, and the band played well despite the weather.
Sat – 11 miles, long run. Seeing all of the fall colors popping out today! I was also very happy to see the rain had cleared. I probably should have cut this one short at 10 miles because the hernia felt a bit tender at the end. Need to rest now! Two more weeks until Churchill’s half marathon!
Sun – Rest day!! Halloween! Might just indulge in a lot of candy eating today. Yep, quite the possibility!
And in big news… introducing our new fosters!! We will have this pair only for 2 weeks. They are a little older (9 weeks), but in need of some TLC. Their name are… wait for it… Dill & Pickle! No, we didn’t name them. They are quite the pair. Always playing and wrestling! Hopefully I’ll have better pictures of them next week when they stop to rest at some point!
Q: Do you have a Noxgear vest? (they are awesome, right??)
Q: If working, what is your WFH status? Did you head back to the office?