Well, I knew that the motivation I had in August to fit in so much crosstraining wouldn't last forever. Realistically, it lasted about two days into September, when I pulled my grumpy lower back (it's been cranky since 1994, when I got bucked off a horse named Judge in a dusty round pen in Texas, and landed smack on my tailbone - since that moment it's been prone to random temper outbursts). Due to the lower back issues, I completely backed off all that crosstraining I was doing (especially things like Shred and weights) and instead just ran, which doesn't seem to aggravate things.
My running was good this month though. I hit the track 3 times. Above is a picture of my favorite track - it's a crushed red gravel and easy on the joints. It's kind of in an unsavory neighborhood, but I've been running there for several years now and have never had any trouble (although it drives my Mom a little nuts). I also ran one race (a 10K). My total mileage for September was 110 miles.
And now it's October, one of my favorite months for running! Beautiful leaves, lower temps. I haven't committed to any races yet, but I'm considering a 5K this month and a 10 miler. I'm not sure I'm in shape for the 10 miler - I haven't been running 10 mile runs lately. My longest single run in September was 9 miles. But it would be good training, so I may just run it anyhow.
How about you? Any plans to get out and enjoy the fresh air this fall?