And just like that another month flies by! 

I was talking with a friend this morning and we were seriously wondering where this year went.  It really feels like it was just March, how do we only have 2 months left of 2011?!

Onto my monthly recap…

I started October by crossing off one of my “fears” off my checklist and riding by bike up Mt. Diablo!  That sadly is the last time I was on my bike.  Oops.

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I got my first glimpse of fall (which soon went back into hiding), checked in on my 2011 goals, and had a lot of fun running weeks!

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I got a little muddy.

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I got to run with Amanda from across the country.


Reflected on my DNS from the Portland Marathon, but was (and still am) happy to be looking forward.

I set a challenge to cross 2,000 miles for the year by the end of today, which didn’t come close to happening.  Life, cross-training and being sick all got in the way.  It will happen in November!

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I ran my 20th half marathon side by side with Kristin!

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Went to my first (and second) yoga class and spent a beautiful afternoon on the trails with Chris.


I took a trip south to San Luis Obispo, where I was caught running alone and got some much great feedback in the comment section about your feeling on running alone.


I ended up finishing off the month with a bunch of unplanned rest days from being sick.  I still don’t feel that great, but after 4 days off I got one last run in tonight in order to pick up some essentials.

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I ended October with 156.4 running miles and 4 hours of spin, 2 hours of yoga, and the 37 mile bike ride up Diablo.  Not a bad month overall!

I am at 1928.7 miles for the year, which means I have just over 71 to go to get to 2,000.

How was your October?

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15 Responses to October

  1. marlene November 1, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Pretty good month aside from being sick! Hope you are feeling back to 100% soon.

    Where did November come from?! Whoa!!!

  2. Denise November 1, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    very good month!! hope you’re finally feeling better!!

    and i agree, seems like just yesterday we were in boston. this year went too fast!

  3. shelly November 1, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    You accomplished a lot despite being sick! I love your linked recap. What a varied month you had. I need to follow your example. Here’s to a Healthy Happy November!

  4. Leana November 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Nice job for the month!! Hope you are feeling better!

  5. Jen November 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    Such a great October Aron! I’m especially proud of you for breaking new ground with the yoga and big bike ride up Diablo. November is going to be great -cooler temps, more “off season” fun, and holidays coming! Keep up the great work. :)

  6. Nancy November 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Awesome month….aside from the sickiness! You are sure to get those 2000 miles….amazing!

  7. Cate November 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Feel better!

    October has been awesome…I’m back to running regularly for the first time in months!

  8. Raina November 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    Looks like you are going to hit the 2000 and then some !! Awesome!

    Hope you get better soon – Running is great; running to get drugs because you are sick is no fun.

    Sorry to read about the Portland DNS. Hope you have recovered from whatever led to it.

    • Aron November 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

      Just a major case of burnout after too many training cycles in a row without a break… recovery well after two months with no training plan! :)

  9. Christine November 2, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    You had an awesome month!! My October was runtastic, I ran a 33 minute marathon PR, my first 5k under 25 minutes and I ran a new half marathon PR! :)

    • Aron November 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

      HOLY PR MONTH! That is definitely a runtastic month if I ever heard of one. Nice job!

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