I had a decent month in October. I didn't do any crosstraining again, but my running was good. I ended up with a slight increase in mileage this month (but right around the 10% rule - which basically says not to increase your running by more than 10% a week or you put yourself at risk for injury). In total, I got in 123 miles this month. It was a little difficult getting the extra miles in with birthdays and fall parties and less daylight in the mix, but I managed. I had to do a little more of this than I liked:
I ran one 5K this month which went well. I wanted to do a 10 mile race, but in the end I skipped it, as it was a very busy weekend. I still feel guilty about this though. I hit the track twice, and my longest runs were a 10 mile and an 11 mile run.
I'm still having a lot of race anxiety, but I went ahead and registered for a half marathon this month. I do not feel adequately prepared, but I hopefully I'll have a nice race. Technically, I should be just fine running 13.1 - it's the mental part that gets me. Not sure why things have seemed so hard for me in the race department this year. It used to be fun! Have you ever burned out on something you loved? Got any tips for working through it? I'd love to hear from you! I still love running, it's just the racing part I'm struggling with so much.
Thanks to all of you who entered the BumEase diaper rash spray giveaway! I'm happy to report that the winner this time is my own mom! She has entered every single giveaway I've had since I started hosting them and has never won, and she always complains about it too (ha ha). She plans to pass this along to my sister-in-law, who is expecting, plus still has a little one in diapers. Congrats!