October... What a month. 216 miles for the month and finished with 2492 miles for the year. Everything was going well I'd say until the 16th or the 17th and that is when everything seemed to fall apart. Motivation went down the drain along with mileage. Burnout? The seasonal change? Basic run of the mill depression? Stress? All of the above? I don't know. I just know that I hit a wall, or the wall hit me and for the past two weeks it has been an uphill battle to get back into a comfortable rhythm.
Last night, I finally had a run that felt pretty good all around and even I had a greater sense of well being.
Regardless, the Fall Series is going well for me. I am doing much better than last year and that is exciting. One more race and it is over.
Leadville registration opens today and I am not nearly ready to commit to that. To be honest, my 2012 plans are sort of up in the air. I have a plan, it is written down but I am not ready to set course on any specific direction right now. Sort of waiting to see what happens on December 4th with the HR100 Lottery I guess. That race really is not a goal and I am not holding out to get in but if I do get in it will dictate how the year plays out both before and after July.
Asia is doing great at running. If I start getting my gear together she gets excited. If I ask her if she wants to go with me to "run" she goes nuts! She is fun to run with, even if she does look like a bowling ball with a head... and lots of teeth...