Run Out Of The Rut

After cheering on all of my fellow runners at the Hartford Half Marathon last Saturday I was particularly stoked to take myself for a run on Sunday.  Now that the temps have cooled down I didn’t have to rush out the door before the heat of the day took over.   Instead I took my time with my usual Sunday morning chores, breakfast, etc.  I bantered a little with my buddy Dave who is training for his first 5K next month.  By then I was ready to hit the pavement!  It was a perfect 54 degrees out.  I donned my shorts and tee-shirt (remembering to dress like it was 10 degrees warmer.), clipped on my phone, road-id and sunglasses and took off!  As I have mentioned previously I like to change my routes from time to time to keep things interesting.  On Sunday I decided for a minor change and drove to the middle of my usual 3 mile route.  This can sometimes backfire…which it sort of did for me on Sunday.  As I was running past my house (now in the middle of the route) which happens to be on an incline, I lost all drive!  NO!!!!  My mind and body both decided that we were home and it was time to stop.  Oh good grief.  I will admit, I tanked and allowed myself to walk for a few paces.  After a sever talking to I picked up the pace again and managed to hang on for the rest of the run.   Not my best run…by far…but having room for improvement is always good.  Now I am looking forward to my next 3 miler knowing that I can CRUSH Sunday’s lackadaisical showing.  (Wow, spellcheck is agreeing with “lackadaisical”, I think I broke spellcheck.)  I have learned that I may need to change-up my routes more often so that I don’t fall into a running rut.

On a side note, please be careful if you are running or walking where the acorns have littered the ground.  They can be very dangerous.

Watch your step please.
Watch your step please.

I got myself back to “Mix-Fit” with Sue at Just Results on Monday evening!

What does Sue have planned for us?
What does Sue have planned for us?

I was nervous having not been to that particular class since June, Yikes!  After a 5 minute cardio warm-up we started with 50 sit-ups!  Thanks Sue, love you too!  This class is different every time.  Sue gives us entirely new workouts with each visit and even the number of people ranges from 4 – 34!  On Monday there were only four of us which meant…..nothing was getting by Sue.  (Really, it never does)  She had us circle the gym four times performing everything from push-ups to tire flips.  My neck was making noises but no real pain, Yay!  I have missed you Mix-Fit!

The rest of last week was blur.  Fast forward to yesterday, J-Dawg and I got our Art On!

My project
My project

I have been enamored with “Art Journaling” lately.  This is one of my attempts…getting better.

Jenn's project
Jenn’s project

Jenn actually has talent.  This latest project of hers was all about the Sass!

Autumn continues to roll in New England, here are a few images for you.  Some of these I took this morning when it was only 29 degrees out….you’re welcome. 🙂

This is the view from my living room.
This is the view from my living room.
Birch trees are too cool!
Birch trees are too cool!
29 degrees folks
29 degrees folks
.....just another Fall day.
…..just another Fall day.
Check out that contrast!
Check out that contrast!

I am going to focus on getting back to a normal routine this week.  My nutrition took a backseat this past week and Lori gave me a talking to yesterday!  Aiming for normal….maybe a little better.

Thanks for stopping by.

  • What was the best part of your weekend?
  • Do you have Fall Colors where you are?
  • Are you artsy/craftsy?
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