The old October Challenge is a bust. I've only missed 3 days of workouts so it actually wasn't going too badly. I've been setting running goals for myself the past couple of weeks and making a weekly mileage goal which seems to get me more motivated to move than saying, "work out everyday." I like something more structured, so I picked a half-marathon training plan to follow, even though I have no intention to actually run in a race
because that would be just crazy. So why do I run if I never participate in organized runs? I run because I like it. I run for me. I run for the personal challenge. I run for the satisfaction of knowing I can go the distance. I like running with my friends. I like getting my non-running friends excited to run. I run because it is the most efficient way to burn calories. I run to feel strong. I run because I can. I like feeling a sense of accomplishment when I meet a running goal. So a half-marathon training plan it is. I picked a 4-month plan since there isn't a race date I have to meet. This should hopefully get me out there on the cold winter weekends for my long runs, because who wants to do those on a treadmill?
There are a lot of fun Halloween activities coming up for the kids. We have a Halloween packed weekend, a few things mid-week, bringing us right into the actual Halloween weekend full of ghostly fun. Spookiness all around! Pete and I even have our own party to go to. I HATE dressing up, but we are going to a costume party, so...
And if you're wondering if Pete ever catches anything when he goes fishing on the weekend:
|33 inches long and 19 inch girth, which is around 16lbs|
Oh, and the peanut butter cake cups? I didn’t forget about making them…we have another faculty breakfast coming up next week that I plan on making them for. Yum!