October was not a great month, in any way. I had a rough go, and even though Columbus ended up being everything that I had hoped for (and even more, I honestly am not sure that I ever expected to come that close to my BIG goal), the rest of the month left me defeated as far as goals go. As a result, I am not sure that I even want to review my goals that I set for the month.
I did accomplish a few things this month, and I have made some big strides, but overall, there is nothing to report.
I am officially back on the training wagon, doing speed work this week for the first time since before the marathon. I have a lot of work to do to start feeling like my old self while running, but I know that with patience all of it will come back quickly. After all, I am just in the post training cycle/pre training cycle flux, which is leading to less overall miles as well as slower miles.
I said I made progress though, right? I now set my treadmill to 7.0 for all easy runs. I have come a long way since my first marathon when I set it at 6.2 and sometimes struggled to keep that up.
Ugh, is that what I have to write about these days? The speed that I set my treadmill on during non-speedwork runs? That feels a little bit sad. But this is a log of my life, right? So I suppose I need to put it out there... That is how things are going these days. I am exhausted from working a lot of hours trying to get things done, I am not logging the workouts that I want to, no matter how hard I am trying for the same reason. Work.
But honestly, work has been good lately, it has even been fun! Things have been hectic, stressful, and overall overwhelming, but I am enjoying it. There is a small part of me that missed the late hours and the crazy schedule that comes with working on public accounting, which was what I did before I came to this company. So the last few weeks have kind of been a throw back to those times, simpler times when I could actually work late, skip meals, etc without anyone else being dependent on me. But now, I do have those people who need me. Addie, J, everyone.
Addie is the only thing that gets me out of the office at a semi-reasonable time. I need to pick her up by six, so most days, that gets me out of the office.
Things are ok though. I am trying to push forward and figure everything out.