From a fitness and wellness perspective, October 2013 was a bit of a mixed bag. I did a good job keeping up with my running routine in preparation for the marathon at the end of this year. I didn’t keep up with my cross training at all. That is actually a pretty bad thing. While running does wonders for the cardiovascular system and does work some muscles, there are lots of other muscles that are important for running without injury that really should be worked out by doing other things. I did get some cycling in, but I totally skipped out on yoga, swimming and/or strength training. As I said this time last year when I finished my first half marathon, I’ll concentrate on that after the race. I didn’t hold to it last year, perhaps I will this.