Time has just flown by. I can’t believe that it is now December. I feel like I just wrote my October Recap.
Anyway, here’s how November turned out:
We’ve been lucky and had a pretty mild November with very little rain or cold temps (until the last week.) So I was able to run at least 3-4 times outdoors each week which is great because I do not have a treadmill at home.
I ran mostly at UAlbany (near work). It’s easier than driving to run. Plus, it’s now dark when I get out of work.
I ran mostly alone. Barbara was injured. Alyssa was busy and I was in NYC one week.
It’s definitely more fun running with friends. I hope I get to do that more next month.
There were a few of these! One was a 15k race race, one was miles added to a 5k race and one was actually 8 uninterrupted miles.
I ran 90 miles this month – 6 fewer than last month (cuz I missed a long run) but I should definitely hit 1000 for the year next month. (After Saturday, I will be at 993!!)
I ran six races this month – a 15k, a 10K and four 5ks.
I was generally happy with how they all went. I did not have PR goals but my finish times were not far off. I even won an age group award in the Veteran’s Day 5k.
I knew runners at all of the races and they were all super fun. As you can guess I LOVE RACING!! I wish there were more races during the winter months.
I still play tennis (indoors now.) I am scheduled to play two Tuesdays a month but do get called to sub on some of the other weeks.
I DID NOT go to a single yoga class!! Someday I will. I hope!
I did NOT workout at the gym or at home at all. Total slacking here again this month!!
I did walk almost every day at lunch for 30 minutes – Either around the outdoor shopping mall to get a Starbucks coffee or around a short nature trail. When I was in NYC, I walked everywhere!!
My running groups ended this month.
I ran with the Troy Turkey Trot Challenge advanced group several Monday evenings. Those were the only times that I did any speed workouts. I hope to see these women (and do drills) again in the spring for the Freihofer Training Challenge group runs.
I volunteered with STEM group on most Wednesday evenings. Their 5k race took place on Nov. 19. It was a tremendously rewarding experience. I plan to volunteer again with this group, as well.
I extended my race trip to NYC because my friend Anna from Moscow flew in and invited 2 of her Russians friends (now living in DC & Chicago) to join her. We had a busy time yet fun time together. And I got to meet fellow blogger, Karen, again.
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
My next half marathon is December 3 and I am very excited. It will also be a blogger meet-up!! I’m actually more excited about this than the race itself.
I do have a few races coming up. Things slow down around here when it gets cold.
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 12-03-16 – Panama City Beach Half Marathon (in FL)
- 12-10-16 – Albany Last Run 5K
- 01-01-17 – HMRRC Winter Series #2 – 3.5M
- 01-15-17 – HMRRC Winter Series #3 – 10K
- 01-29-17 – HMRRC Winter Series #4 – 15K
No monthly goals.
Since it is Thursday, I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Happy Running! How did your November turn out? Anything exciting planned for December?
You know what my plans are. All packed except some of the food & everything is bulging, but that’s the way I roll . . . literally.
Sounds like November was good to you, other than the loss of running buddies.
Hope the bag still fits in the overhead LOL.
But I got to run with you twice.
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It should; I’ve flown with it many times. But I always have a plan b. Course there’s the whole lifting it up thing.
Life will be calmer after this weekend, although I still need to try to get to my parents fairly frequently.
Sounds like a full month! That a lot of races. Good luck with the one coming up this weekend 🙂
Wow 90 miles in a month! Is that usual for you? I can see now why my progress is so slow! 😊
No – only when I am training for a half marathon. Otherwise I would not be doing long runs and my mileage would be much lower.
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Yes I can see that doing an 8-10 miles long run at the weekend would double my weekly miles😆😆
You had a great month of November. Glad to read you are feeling healthy and life is good, it definitely comes through. Hope you have a FAB weekend in Florida ! Take lots of pictures. Xoxo
Yes, it was great. I will post more about it soon.