Tuesday, November 16, 2010

October Recap

"Oktoberfest is just around the corner! One of my annual staples. Where there will be a ton of food, a ton of beer, and perhaps this year, a new venue... "

October started off with great apprehension. After witnessing a suicide while house sitting for a couple of good friends i was holding my breath for my third attempt at purchasing a house. It's been well over a year since i had started down this trail, each time coming to a dead end. Frustrated and almost at my wits end with the whole process i had decided that this would be my last attempt for some time while i tried to recoup my loses of the previous two tries.

The first weekend Leah and I decided to participate in the EMS 5k in Peterborough. The fall twin of the race where she had hurt her ankle this past spring. This was our first run since the Vermont 50 and we both felt winded from the start. The sun was shining and the foliage was in peak. The trail was dry, and it was a perfect day for a run. After the race Leah and I picked up Loni and we were off to pick our fill of apples.

The two greatest ladies in my life

As the second weekend approached my stress level skyrocketed upon learning that my loan officer or whatever you call them decided she was on vacation. And the woman that was my direct contact informed me that "something had fallen threw the cracks." I almost had a heart attack. So furious i placed more phone calls and did a ton more bitching at people that SHOULD have been doing their jobs so you know....THEY'D ACTUALLY DO IT! Needless to say when Friday arrived and i was actually signing paperwork it was surreal. If it wasn't for Leah's constant reminder i wouldn't have believed it was happening. With under 24 hours of being a homeowner i knew Oktoberfest 2010 was underway. We somehow were able to pull off the impossible. Having an epic party and than our biggest group yet at Harpoons Oktoberfest!
All of the Runners

The third weekend was this years RANH which would take place on the SRK and the MS Greenways. Leah and I had done a TON of work leading up to this years run. Along with Grant and Loni both logging miles on the trail scouting out sections that the hoped to help out with. I was skeptical of how this was going to go based on John and Sarah's lack of participation leading up to the event and that was by far the hardest RANH to date. The results turned out to about what i had predicted. The whole thing still leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

The last week of the month consisted of me finally settling into my new home, getting Captain Snooch McMonicle moved in with me, and trying to slow down from the tense & stressful life i had been living for what seemed like forever. With only hours to spare before trick or treating we carved up some pumpkins only to have ZERO trick or treaters. Just as well, more candy for me.

Obviously with everything going on, my running had and still has lacked. I'm not sure what the future will bring. If being a solo homeowner is going to limit my running time, or if flying solo is going to give me more time to run. Only time will tell.

By The Numbers:

Miles Run:
# of Runs: 5
Average Miles: 6.86

Month Starting Weight: 169 Lbs
Month Ending Weight: ?Lbs
Weight Change: ? lbs
(Lost my scale in the move)

Race Results:
EMS 5k - 30 +/-
- 29:12
Sullivan Expo - who knows...

Upcoming November Events:
Turkey Trot
Loni's Birthday Run

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