September Recap and Canvas Photo Giveaway

September Recap: At the end of each month, I have been revisiting my 2012 goal post as part of a monthly recap to track how my progress and to record my stats.  Let’s take a look at September…

Running Related

  • September stats: 14 runs- total 104.5 miles; 10 spin classes- total 190 miles; 1 arc session- 5 miles; 8 walking miles and I completed Tina’s boot camp (weights approximately 3x/week)
  • September races: None, other than a fun run 5k at Fitbloggin… I’m ready to race again!
  • Record breaking: Nope- no races, hoping for a pr in October
  • Running Buddy: Several great buddies plus a local running club that I’m trying to run with on Saturdays
  • Meet bloggers: Yes! Met so many amazing people at Fitbloggin!

Personal and Family Balance

  • Evening quiet time: Most nights I’ve been trying to save a little time to read before falling asleep
  • Computer balance: Sticking to my plan so far of early am, naptime and/or pm computer time rather than getting off and on
  • Reading:  I read Scott Jurek’s book, Eat & Run which I loved, and a new kids cookbook which I’ll review soon.  I also re-read Run Less, Run Faster as I’m considering their plan again.
  • Date Nights:  Went out for my birthday! That was probably the only one this month.

I’m happy with this month’s stats… I’ve been running low mileage with only 3-4 runs a week, but have been building it very carefully and feel great so far.  I am thrilled to finally have some cooler weather (think 70’s and 80’s, this is Texas!) and I’m nervous and excited to start racing again… first up is the 10 miler in two weeks!

This was a busy blog month! It started with the Labor Day Virtual Run. I had a blast putting this together and am brainstorming ways to have a mini-race series in 2013, so stay tuned for that information soon.  Of course, Fitbloggin was a highlight- you can read recap one and recap two to learn more about this awesome weekend. I really enjoyed the opportunity to interview Marshall Ulrich about his elite ultrarunning challenges.  And it ended with the start of the Menu Planning Challenge… if you missed it, check out all the links.  There are some inspiring menu plans in there!

I was also invited to sample a canvas print and got mine in the mail last week.  We chose a photo of L as a baby, and added it to a mini photo collection on one wall.  We were really happy with how it turned out! The site made it easy to select options for photos on canvas, and ours arrived in about a week.

Easy Canvas Prints would like to give one of you the opportunity to turn a photo into a canvas as well.  Use the Rafflecopter to enter:
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How did September shape up for you?



37 thoughts on “September Recap and Canvas Photo Giveaway

  1. Great job on keeping track (and doing so well) with your goals! It’s October and most people ditched theirs way back in February! 🙂 What an awesome photo of L to have put onto canvas–I bet you can’t help but smile every time you see it.
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  2. I did a review on E.C.P with a picture of Kara doing a yoga pose when she was about 9 months old. It’s in her room now, and I ordered a print of Lindsay’s birth announcement bc I made it and love it! I would love to get one for Nick’s room. Sept looks great!
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  3. What an awesome September!! I am on point to make your Pumpkin Oatmeal this week!! You’re the best!! Super cute picture of L. We had a canvas made of a picture of me, the hubs and Noah went he was just starting to smile. Would love to do more! Here’s to a fantastic October!
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  4. It sounds like you had a great month and you had fun which is the most important. I am finding it hard to balance blogging, my professional life, home life, and trying to get back into running right now. I feel really unbalanced so I am hoping I can find a happy medium for October. Especially since I am able to run a little bit more and my professional life is getting hectic. Good thing I can multi task super good!
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  5. I think I would use some fall photo of the kids…I love this time of year…or spring…geesh guess it would be kind of hard but it would be great!

    I made your healthy pumpkin bars too….loved them even though the picky kids didn’t agree. 😉

  6. Omgoodness your daughter is adorable!!! I really like the idea of a monthly recap. September was low on mileage for me but I’m going to be cranking it up this month bc marathon training begins (eeek!). Great job on doing all of those spinning classes!
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  7. what a cute photo! I would use it for one of my whole family at Christmas, we always take pictures in front of my cousins big beautiful tree but I never print them out!

  8. Great September for you! I love that baby pic–so cute! And l love those canvas prints. I’ve got two vacation shots from Sydney, Australia that I have already done and like; I’d probably do another!
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  9. Sounds like a great month – and what a cool picture!

    I would use a picture of Avery in her Longhorn cheerleader outfit, it’s too cute!
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  10. You are doing so amazingly on your goals for the year! So steady and consistent! I can’t wait to see what October brings.
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  12. Pretty good did a paleo challenge which was fun and is proving to highlight some changes I need to get motion for my diet!

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