October Goals and Highlights
October really snuck up on me this year. I still feel like it's August (I can't seem to get the date right when someone asks me) and it's hard to believe that it's almost the holiday season! I'm really excited to see what fall in the south is going to be like, and if the past few weeks have been any indication it's going to be awesome. Bring on the hay rides and apple cider!
September was such a great month and it's hard to pick a highlight, but I probably have to pick our trip to Asheville. It was such a rejuvenating trip- with a perfect mix of outdoor activities, sight-seeing and relaxation. We really lucked out on weather and everything was just perfection. I love having mountains and beaches so close by- it's one of the top reasons we picked our location- so it was great to actually take advantage of it! You can read the recaps of my trip here, here, and here.
Let's get into my annual and monthly goals....
2021 Combined Miles
Bike Outdoors Twice a Week
I half did this...I biked outside at least once a week, and for the first two weeks I did get out twice. I'll give myself a passing grade on this since I got out more often but would still like to improve that a bit. I also explored some new trails and greenways that I've been wanting to visit which was good!
Kayak in Two New Lakes
Done! I visited Falls Lake and Jordan Lake. It was great being out on the water and both of these lakes were gorgeous (and HUGE!) I'm still trying to figure out which is my favorite, but it's a good problem to have so many great options around me.
Register for A Race (and start training)
I'll give myself another half credit for this. I ran a race this month and have been discussing races with friends- it sounds like we might do a group trip for a race in the winter so I'm just waiting for that decision to be made before I register for anything. I did start to increase my mileage though- I moved my weekly goal from 10 miles per week to 15, and in a week or two I'll move that up to 20. I'm also adding in longer runs on the weekends so I think I'm in a good position to start training again!