What's in the Hopper for October?

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Let me do a magic trick. Here's a bunch of snow... and then TADA! Now have 60 degrees and sunshine to make it all disappear! That's what's up in northern Minnesota this week and I'm not complaining one bit.

I did get in a snowy run on Sunday but now the kids and I have been thoroughly enjoying this more Fall-like weather. As soon as we finished school this morning, we all headed outside and nearly forgot to come in for lunch! It's just THAT amazing out.

While there is plenty of action in our daily family life, my running calendar is a whole lot less exciting. What IS exciting is that after two months of healing/rehabbing, my hip flexor strain is improving by leaps and bounds.

I dabble in a run here and there, not covering many miles nor hitting record speeds. This injury break has been very low-key and I plan to stay in this not-training-for-anything mode through the rest of this year. Though my hopes for fall goal races ended abruptly this year, I'm enjoying the days God has given me right now and am looking forward to good things to come. My "Believe" Training Journal came in the mail this week and braining storming my goals + dreams has been a great encouragement!

My October running calendar isn't completely empty though! My pup and I did complete the Doo Good 5k back in September and now we're moving on to the Scoobtober 5k/10k this month. The Scooby Doo Virtual Race Series has been a great motivator to keep me out and about, even though that injury stole much of my motivation, and Saul (dog) can use a little extra exercise too.

Saul, the kids, and I have put on a few miles already towards our Scoobtober 10k goal. If this beautiful break in the weather sticks around, I anticipate us completing the distance soon. October 31st is the deadline to get the Scoobtober miles completed!

Want to join in the virtual run experience? You can register for the Scoobtober 5k/10k from now through October 20th. Registration for the Scoobtober Run is $39 for humans and a $15 Add-On for any canine participants.  Join in our next virtual race adventure and click HERE to register: Use discount code BIBRAVE for 10% off registration!

What challenge are you chasing this October?

P.S. How adorable are all of the Doo Good 5k BibRave Pro Pups below?! Thank you, Katy @ Run Katy Run, for making this adorable picture round-up!

My Weekly Wrap

Easing back into running after a second degree groin pull/hip flexor strain in mid-August.

SUN: 6.05 mi, 00:52 @ 08:35 pace. Had to go out for a run in the sleet and snow!

MON: Cycling 10 mi, 00:32 @ 19.0mph pace. Cycling while finishing “The Neverending Story”. Kicking it old school ;)

TUES: 00:25 Runner's Yoga on YouTube

WED: Easy Run 3.53 mi, 00:30 @ 08:32 pac after a walk/run with the kids + dog + big kid on bike (that's always interesting, we only made it .63 of a mile). My hip flexor is feeling much better though I'm still looking to run only a few times a week at least til December. The goal is to get completely healed up so this doesn't linger through marathon training in 2019.

THURS: Yardwork and a walk with the kids because it's in the 60's and sunny again!!! Goodbye snow, for now.



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  1. Great week of workouts!

    The weather has been so crazy the past 2 weeks! I swear that we have skipped over Fall and gone straight to winter here in CT.

  2. It's kind of nice to just run, isn't it? I need to stop signing up for races so I can do some of that too.

  3. Oh...I love all the pictures of the pups that participated in the Doo Good 5k. It's great to hear the hip/groin issue is much better. Obviously, you've done the right thing by not pushing yourself this fall. I have no doubt you'll reach your goals a little later on. Thanks for linking!

  4. Glad to hear your hip is feeling better. Coming back is not always so easy take care!

  5. Your weather has been crazier than ours so far. No snow yet but we had fierce, cold wind today.

  6. Did you enjoy the snowy run? I always look forward to the first one of the season and then I tire of it!

    I just followed you on IG!

  7. Although I am looking forward to running without a plan to follow (since the big marathon is done), I know I will miss the "schedule" aspect of it some. I'm pretty good at maintaining a 10-mile base (so I"m always 13.1-ready), but I sometimes miss having a targeted goal race to work towards...


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