September is an awesome month in my opinion. Primarily because it is the start of the fall season but more importantly it is my birthday month. And my birthday falls on the first day of fall! Even more reasons to celebrate.
Some fun facts about September:
•German troops invaded Poland, starting World War II in Europe, September 1, 1939.
•Japan's surrender in World War II first celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day, September 2, 1945.
•First Labor Day celebrated as a legal public holiday, September 3, 1894.
•Great Britain signed Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War in America, September 3, 1783.
•Jesse James, American desperado, born September 5, 1847.
•Great Britain and its American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar, September 14, 1752.
•Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the attack on Fort McHenry, September 14, 1814.
•Pilgrims sailed from England in the Mayflower, September 16, 1620.
•Constitution of the United States signed, September 17, 1787.
•Washington laid cornerstone of the Capitol, September 18, 1793.
•Great hurricane swept the Atlantic Coast, September 21, 1938.
•President Abraham Lincoln issued preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862.
•F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer, born September 24, 1896.
•William Faulkner, American novelist, born September 25, 1897.
•T. S. Eliot, American-born poet, born September 26, 1888.
•Christy Batterson (sparker, mom, wife, friend, athlete, etc) born September 21, 1971
So as you can see September is a very important month. And I plan on making it a rockin’ month as well.
My goals for this month are:
•More devotional time
•Continue striving to find balance in my life
•De-clutter the house more
•Eat cleaner and document everything in nutrition tracker
•Strength train 3 times a week
•Run at least three times a week in preparation of ½ Marathon’s
•Have fun with the family!!!
And to finish these ramblings I took inspiration from LIGHTNINGRUNNER and ran two miles today with negative splits. She has been running lately with negative splits and it inspired me to try and do the same. Now I know it was only two miles but hey we all have to start somewhere. I think this will be my goal for each run for a while, just to do something different.
My 2 mile stats:
1 mile: 11:00 2 mile: 10:34
And let me just say it isn’t easy keeping a consistent pace through the whole mile. Especially when mile two is usually my roughest mile, I don’t know why, probably mental. But I pushed through. I will start out slower next time, today was rushed, kind of last minute decision to run before work so I will be going longer distance too. I also got my second strength training in today at lunch.
Today’s workout was 2 sets of 15 reps each of:
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
Lunges (I did walking)
Swissball Ab Crunches (I actually did 3 sets of 20 with a 10 pound weight)
I was still sore from Monday’s workout plus this morning’s run so tonight I’m hoping to get on the elliptical to limber up a little then lots of stretching. I will let you know if I can walk tomorrow.