I don't make the rules, I just live here. And I'm savoring every last moment of nature's show before winter takes over. Not only are the leaves colorful, but the sky has been giving us a nice show in the morning and at night.
This past week was peak season for the colors and I savored it--both on the road and off. Even on the cloudy days, the colors of the leaves made me happy. My weekly training summary is all about the colors of fall!
Running: This was also the week that most of my runs felt good. I'm moving at a pace I like. The cooler temperatures we had for most of the week are definitely a confidence booster! Saturday's run was warm--63 degrees at 7 am, but who's complaining?
|Can you even tell that it was raining this day?|
On the way home, I stopped at the top of Payton's Hill--the hill where football great Walter Payton used to train--and was stunned at the view. Yes, colors, but also a view of downtown Chicago, which is about 25 miles away!
Total mileage for October? 107 miles...
Yoga: I made it to one yoga class on Wednesday, and even though our regular instructor was still away in Hawaii, the sub was Megan, from my Monday class! As always, her class was amazing. Lots of shoulder and hip openers. It was pouring rain that day, so I did my daily pose in the studio. Our studio is lit with blue lights, and they cast an interesting violet glow on the walls.
I'm glad to be doing lower body work again--I feel it on the road, with those steady, strong paces. Sunday's run had some steep inclines and I conquered them fairly easily. I'm debating throwing some speedwork into my half marathon training. Do I or don't I? I sure want to keep my feet happy!
But the colors of fall..they are truly a feast for the senses. Knowing what's ahead, those cold gray days of winter, we need to savor every last moment...
How was your week? Anything colorful on your runs?
I'm linking up with Tricia and Holly, as well as Angela and Ilka for their weekly linkups! Please be sure to check out all the posts for inspiration and color!