october is the greatest month of the year
Well, this will be a short post:
Nope. Not yet. Or rather, I ran about 25 seconds before hitting stop on the treadmill. And I'm totally okay with that, and with where I am. I made some huge strides this month. I spent more time in the pool than I maybe have in my entire life, cumulative. I got back on the bike, and oh wow, did that help to fill a gaping hole in my life. But exercise aside, October has been a month where I really get to appreciate how full my life is, and how lucky I am. It started with a wonderful birthday, followed immediately by an overwhelming and terrifying surprise. But it opened up many great and deep conversations about what we want out of life, which we might not have had otherwise. We celebrated Graham's first birthday, and I am thankful every day that I decided to take home the puppy that bit my finger instead of the one that licked my knee. I got to return to IU, one of my favorite places on earth, and had a perfect fall weekend with some of my greatest friends. I did my first post-surgery organized ride and was not the last person to roll into the parking lot. We celebrated the birthday of the poet, and I got yet another chance to be thankful for my family. Yesterday, I got to cheer on at least a dozen of my friends as they all cranked out solid marathon performances. And the days in between these celebrations were generally filled with friends and giggling and food and swimming and talking and wine - exactly what I think life should be.
Miles run: .05 on land, 7 in the pool.
Miles cycled: 243, for another low month, but I'm on my way back. Believe it.
Rest days: 4
Pairs of pants purchased in September that I returned: 4
Days I took a shower, got dressed, put on makeup, and left the house to work: 8
Sparkly dresses purchased: 1
Ear infections due to massive increase in swimming: 1
Super-size bags of Halloween candy purchased: 0 (SERIOUS win).
Pictures taken with borrowed camera: 523842
GOOD pictures taken with borrowed camera: 12
Times I rolled up my jeans to show off my fierce scar: at least 100
Times I've made people feel my newly ripped shoulders (see, massive swimming increase): at least 100
Register for a race. Ignore time despite extreme likelihood of PW & listen to body.
Look for some new recipes. Break out of the 5-meal rotation.
Go back to the Egyptian Magician, despite possibility of bitch-slapping for having surgery.
Man up and ride outside as long as possible.
Do not, under any circumstances, buy clearance Halloween candy. BACK AWAY FROM THE CANDY.