living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

The previous 31 days ...

September 2012 may go down as the month in which I finally jumped the mental hurdle and got back to enjoying running. Overcoming that -- if in fact I'm fully over it -- has turned my running around. Last month's biggest highlight certainly came Saturday in the Virginia 10 Miler, but there are other things that made it so awesome.

  • The second half of the month was all about re-discovering some great things about Virginia, including my spontaneous trip to the beach, getting to see a gorgeous sunrise over the ocean ...

Virginia Beach sunrise - Instagram

  • ... then yesterday getting to run with the mountains as my backdrop ...

Peaks of Otter - Instagram

  • The weather also got a lot nicer, earlier than I expected. That doesn't mean there haven't been some hot days, and I know October can have a lot of ups and downs, but the oppressive heat is thankfully gone.
  • I bought a headlamp, making those early morning runs and the occasional evening run much safer and less stressful.
  • Lastly, I crossed the most miles ever in a month with 140.2, which means I crossed 900 miles for the calendar year. Not having mileage goals makes these numbers almost seem surreal. I'm pretty sure that I won't ever have an overall mileage goal again -- it's made running so much more enjoyable.

Enough reflecting. Bring on October.