Low and behold, it's already that time of the month. Time for a coffee catch-up, that is.
If we were catching up, over coffee, I'd start by telling you how my September played out. I've said it more than once, but I'm not much into topping the 100-mile mark (at least in terms of monthly running). Honestly, I've probably only crossed that milestone a handful of times, ever. That being said, had I known I was oh-so-close, I may (or may not?) have been tempted to add those two bonus miles, LOL. I'll never know, and I'm alright with that. Besides, it's quite liberating to not have that number messing with my mind.
If we were catching up, over coffee, I'd admit to banking a few more ZZZ's than usual in recent weeks. I can't help but wonder if those 98 miles (in the running shoes) could be a factor? Don't be too impressed...I'm still not getting the "ideal" 8-9 hours of shuteye most nights. I am allowing a few random (slight) sleep-ins, though, as needed. While that's all well and good, I gotta admit that I often feel more fatigued when I do get extra sleep. I know, it makes no sense.
If we were catching up, over coffee, I'd express my surprise over the 30 for 30 Garmin badge. This little baby popped up after my 11-mile run last Saturday. It was a challenge that I didn't even know existed. I guess all those 2-mile walks brought me more than just fresh air and fitness.
If we were catching up, over coffee, I'd tell you about my "Coretober Challenge." Core work is one avenue of fitness that isn't really my gig. I do it because it's good for me, and a strong core serves more purpose than just looking good, but I honestly do not enjoy doing the work. Although I do a lot of planking, focused core work, often times, get neglected...so I'm doing daily core workouts for the month of October. Peloton has a lot of 5-minute and 10-minute core workouts, and I'm trying to hit 'em all. So far, so good.
Finally, if we were catching up, over coffee, I'd share a funny thing Barb and I did last weekend. We'd met for a long run Saturday morning, and both of us were decked-out in black University of Iowa tank tops. The thing is, we both were going to the Iowa - MSU football game that evening, and it was the blackout game (#FacePalm). The temps were balmy (umm, 92F), so it was going to be a hot game. I mentioned, jokingly, that we should just wash our black running tanks, after our run, and wear them to the game later. So we did. Problem solved.
Okay then. That's all I got for now. Besides, I've had the floor long enough...your turn!
What would you care to share if we were catching up over coffee? What would you be drinking?