September Rewind

And just like that, another month comes to a close! As always, I’m joining Holly & Tricia for the Weekly Wrap – just wrapping up the whole month. When you’re done here, please visit these two great ladies and all of the other bloggers linking up.

Good things for the month:

  • Completed half marathon #13! Although it was a struggle – finishing it was a win!
  • Skirt Sports Ambassador meet-up – always fun to meet-up with runners who you’ve been in touch with online.
  • Started training for my fall goal race – the Harborside Half.
  • Got back to strength training.

  • Finished the month with pain-free runs!

Things I could do without:

  • Mother Nature’s unwillingness to let summer go – the humidity finally broke around here at the end of the week!
  • A cranky ankle slowed me down and I fell short of my goal of 80 miles for the month – I finished with just 53.

On the decks for October:

  • Return to speedwork and hill repeats as I get into the meat of this training plan
  • .I’m looking forward to meeting up with my friend E for weekly gym sessions! We’ve now got a standing date at the gym on Wednesdays, so I’ll be adding in one more weekly strength session on either Mondays or Fridays.

Tell me something good about your September.




  1. I need to get back to a more consistent schedule with my strength-training. I do it now and then, but I really need to do it consistently. Stay tuned…that may very well be part of my October Goals…
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Can You Say EPIC?My Profile

  2. Great recap of your September! I hope that your ankle cooperates better this month as you get in to training for your next half. I was so excited to get the nice fall temps back this weekend! It was glorious!
    Sara recently posted…Urban Bourban HM Training Week 9My Profile

  3. Great recap…September went so quickly but it sounds like you had a great month! I hope your ankle cooperates and doesn’t cause any issues.

  4. Glad to hear that you finished the month pain free. Hope October goes just as well for you. Enjoy the cooler weather that is to come.
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Weekly Wrap…October 1My Profile

  5. You had a good month! IT was so fallish here all weekend but it’s supposed to creep back in to the 80s this week. Hopefully the marathon won’t be hot.
    Marcia recently posted…Berlin Marathon: The Journey BeginsMy Profile

  6. You had a great month overall! Finishing the month pain-free is always a win!

    I’m totally with you about the summer weather. I will be very happy when we have consistent Fall temperatures. It just makes running so much more enjoyable!
    Kimberly recently posted…Chicago Marathon Training Recap – Week 19My Profile

  7. Finishing your month feeling better is always a win! Good luck with the new strength training plan
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Overnight Berry French Toast BakeMy Profile

  8. Sounds like you had a great September, and finishing pain/injury free is an added bonus! I had a fantastic September with my son’s wedding on the 16th. We picked the newleyweds up from the airport post-honeymoon yesterday and got to relive the joy again!
    The Accidental Marathoner recently posted…Let’s Wine ~~ September 2017My Profile

  9. Congrats again on half marathon #13! I hope your ankle issues go away ASAP! I went on a trail run and turned mine a few times, so they’re not happy with me right now!

    September had a lot of challenging runs for me, I’m just glad I was able to tough them out!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Rock ‘N Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Weeks 9 & 10My Profile

    • Your experience on the trails is one reason I don’t attempt them – I have a hard enough time with running on the road! LOL! Hope you didn’t hurt yours too badly.

  10. Sounds like a good month overall 🙂 I’m always happy when there are most items in the pro list than the con list. Hope October’s even better!
    Chaitali recently posted…WDW Marathon Training – Week 4My Profile

  11. This move and the century ride has put a halt to my strength training and I can tell! I’m anxious to get back on a schedule with that as well.

    I’m so ready for fall …like really fall. Mother Nature has been teasing us with off and on fall temps but nothing steady. Humidity be gone!!!
    Teresa recently posted…Marathon Training Week 4: If’s, And’s and Sore ButtsMy Profile

  12. I like your recap format! September wastn’t awesome (had a DNS half) but I did enjoy a trail run (13k) with my husband.
    Anna @ Piper’s Run recently posted…Sometimes You Just Need to RunMy Profile

  13. Hooray for pain free runs! I went to the gym (a rare thing) this weekend with my hubs (even rarer). I’m trying to up my strength training game. I now have a cranky ankle. Why is it always something? A good thing about my September was finally getting that century ride complete. Thanks for linking!

  14. Yay for finishing the month with pain free runs. Good luck with the strength training. I’ve found that it has helped me a lot!
    Smitha FauxRunner recently posted…High Intensity and High Volume – 3 Weeks to MCMMy Profile

  15. I agree — finishing is always winning in my book. Congrats on lucky #13. October will be a great month for you!
    Rachel recently posted…Northern Ohio Half Marathon: Review and Recap 2017My Profile

  16. Sounds like you had a great month! My highlights included hitting some old PRs with my deadlifts and Olympic lifts. I also programmed my own strength training for the next several weeks (my first time doing my own programming) so we’ll see if I’ve learned from all of my studying!

  17. September was a good month! My highlight probably was seeing my daughter and hiking in CO. 🙂
    Coco recently posted…Alternative Plantar Fasciitis TreatmentMy Profile

  18. I’m sorry your ankle gave you trouble this month, I hope that next month is better for you!

  19. Looks like some great goals for October. My highlight was hitting my highest mileage week and feeling great!
    TOni recently posted…October 2017 GoalsMy Profile

  20. Kudos to you for getting back on track with your strength training, but I’m sorry to hear about your ankle. I hope it feels a lot better this month and that you’re able to run more miles. Fingers crossed!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 17My Profile

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