Miles Run - 139.23. So obviously most of this was racing. I didn't do a whole lot with the RLRF program because of how much I raced. I only did one day of speedwork and I think only 2 tempo runs.
Races Run - 8 (1 marathon, 6 half marathons, 1 5K)
PR's Set - Zero. But. I finally ran TWO sub 2:10 races, which I haven't done since March! That felt GOOD. And a third race was in the 2:11 race. Cooler temps and RLRF?? Maybe.
Minutes of Plank - 104. I missed five days of planks this month. I think this was the first month I've skipped since maybe June. I was just TIRED after some of these races, and I also tend to forget if I'm traveling.
November is actually a tame month for races. I have two half marathons scheduled (in one weekend), and that's all. I had contemplated a local half marathon this weekend, but I'm skipping because I'm tired and because it might snow (and I'm a total wimp with snow). Maybe will do a turkey trot with A if the weather is decent.
Outside of running...
I wasn't entirely sure if I was wanting to bring this up or not. But it is sorta bugging me, so I will. I was recently directed to an OBNOXIOUS website (getoffmyinternets - abbreviated to GOMI) that basically attacks bloggers. On one hand I suppose I should be flattered that out of the dozen or so "runner blogs" mentioned, mine is one of them. But seriously, someone actually says: "Her 'quest' makes me want to punch her in the face." Really? You don't even know me. And you are THAT worked up over a BLOG? You are under NO obligation to read it. Further comments referring to essentially abusing A for "forcing" her to race and "forcing" her to pose for pictures and "logging" all her miles. More complaints include my "obnoxious, expensive, color coordinated racing outfits" and being "nitpicky" in my race reports. Also "who the **** is she and why is she so impressed with herself."
My initial reaction? Wow. Welcome to the Junior High of the internet. Who are THESE people that think it's perfectly ok to bash someone behind their back? And if they are so offended by me and my blog, why not post directly TO my blog instead of using a fake name on a bitchy forum? But what really got me is this: "Becka is constantly complaing (sic) on FB her unemployment, how she can't find a job, how her ex doesn't give her money, etc." Which essentially means that one of my FRIENDS is contributing to this junk website. I have no patience for immaturity of this level. So if you are one of those people, either have the balls to comment to my blog, or in an email, or to my FB. I can't stand people who can't stand behind their judgements. And seriously, unfriend yourself. With friends like that, who needs enemies??
Part two of all this... I won't go into too much detail about anything right now, but I had a biopsy on my breast today, and the doctor was "concerned" about the lump. I won't find out until Friday (or Monday) the results, so for all I know it could be nothing. But to all you people that THINK you know me and want to judge me, just STFU. I have problems, just like everyone else. You are no better than me, and I certainly don't claim to be better than anyone else.
Why do I run? Because most of the time I enjoy it. I know I'm not the fastest, but that doesn't mean that I don't try my best and try to improve myself. Who cares if I wear bright colored outfits and match with my sister. How on earth does that affect anyone else? I like bright colors. I don't like to wear boring black. There is nothing wrong with that. I have met a lot of really cool people through running. I have made friends across the United States because of running.
Why else do I run? Because in 2004 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Because in 2007 I quit smoking after being a pack a day smoker. I run because I am healthy enough to do it. I run because one day I might NOT be healthy enough to do it.
So if you want to hide behind a generic handle and talk shit about people who are getting out there and DOING something, then I really feel sorry for you. That's just pathetic. I will be living my life, as healthy as I can, and I'll be having fun while doing it.
(Anyway, please think good thoughts for me, I'm really freaking out about my biopsy results. I honestly thought it was just a precaution and now I'm panicky and scared)
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