So what is October going to mean for me?
Trying to keep my streak alive with my high performance nutritional schedule:
So for the past 20 days. I have at least eaten one of these to start off my day along with 20 ounces of coffee.
~ A Jumbo danish filled with apples, cheese, or cherries,
~A Dunkin Donuts Apple fritter,
~And Yes, Jimmy Dean sausage/egg Croissant.
You gotta luv it, just bought another container of 9 Jumbo danishes to keep the streak alive.
October also means its time again for the Chicago Marathon. It will be my fourth year entering and the fifth 26.2+ running event entered this year (I guess the IronMan marathon would be 6). But this year is a little different. I told my good friend if he signs up I would pace and run the whole thing with him. So he signed up and as of now, he is planning on showing up. So even if I have to scream a bunch of expletives at him, I will get him to the finish line. I think a 20 minute run / 2 minute walk routine should hopefully get him under the 6 hour mark. That is my goal for him anyways. Also hopefully he will also realize when he crosses that finish line that there is more to life than just working all the time.
My goal is just to have fun and maybe get in a little extra miles before the race for my own version of a "Fat Ass" Chicago Run (50k).
October also means the start of more trail running. I did my longest and 1st trail since Iron-Man yesterday (8 miles). I was so excited to be out there again. I was expecting to run with only 3 people, but we had around 9 people to run the trails with. Yes, fresh horse crap on the ground and bugs buzzing around. It was a great morning. But, I was kinda of disappointed at the modifications of the trail, making the trail path a little easier for us folks to run on and building bridges over the two little streams on the route. So being the occasional "Smart ASS" I decided to protest the trail upgrades and not use the fancy bridges. One stream was just a muddy creek, the other almost knee deep, so the possibility of falling into the stream face first would have not been fun but entertaining to the rest of the group. But I ran across and made me realize why I luv trail running, it is always an adventure.
October also means the Lakefront 50k/50 mile on the tentative race schedule at the end of the month. Pretty much a flat Ultra-Marathon road race along the Chicago skyline, so which 50 I might do is still in debate. I have to see how my legs feel after the marathon.
Last of all October means another year my wife has put up with my nonsense. 8 years of marriage on the books now.. So we had our 5yr old daughter pick out our anniversary Dinner yesterday. So I guess a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken it is. Funny thing my wife was okay with it. Ahhh family life.
So what is October going to mean for you?