October! A beautiful month filled with color of the changing leaves and crisp fresh air. Such a wonderful time of the year. So what does October have in store for me? Thanksgiving, a special birthday, Halloween, apple picking and corn mazes and of course, lots of running!
Long term goal has been set for the half marathon next September. That’s a long time out though and I need some short term goals to keep me focused. This month’s goals are a bit of the normal routine and a bit of new. I’m hoping to continue with my 5 km every second day for an October total of 75 KM. I am also going to step out of my comfort zone and conquer my discomfort of going to the gym. I am going to go and discover what all the resistance equipment does, how it works and give them all a shot. One step at a time, right?
I’ve called in backup to assist me in reaching my goal of going to the gym. I have asked great friends who regularly use the gym to guide me through my first few visits. So nervous and so excited! Even though running is an individual sport, I have learned to reach out and create my own team. I have an amazing team of supporters, experienced runners who can offer great advice, and new runners who I enjoy sharing the sport with. Why keep something so awesome all to yourself, I say!
Good luck with all your October running and health goals! I know we will all have a spooktacular month!