This was supposed to be a big racing month -5K, 10k, 15K, Half Marathon!!
Unfortunately the weather interfered with two of those races :(.
Here’s how the month went:
I was able to run at least 3 times outdoors most weeks which is great because I HATE the treadmill (though a snowstorm forced me on it once.)
I ran a few times while working in NYC and on Long Island. Otherwise I ran locally. My weekday runs were usually around 3 miles (occasionally more and occasionally less).
Unfortunately I missed ALL of my Turkey Trot Training Monday group runs. I missed ALL of the Saturday ones too but I had no intent of attending those. Although I love this group, if my work schedule does not change, I will not sign up again next year.
I did my best to get in a few long runs in to prepare for my 33rd half marathon this month. It helped that I have great running friends.
I’ve run 78 miles so far this month. It may be a slight increase over last month and I am still behind on my 1000 mile yearly goal. But the important thing is that I am feeling healthy so all is good.
November is usually a popular month for racing and this November followed suit. I ran the Stockade-athon 15k and got a PR. Unfortunately the Girls on the Run 5k a week later was cancelled. Then on Thanksgiving Day, I DNSed the Troy Turkey Trot 5k. Two days later I did run the HILLY Pelham Half Marathon and won my age group.
Due to my work schedule, I only played tennis once and I did NOT work out at the gym at all.
I did not walk at lunch at all. Of course, I got a lot of steps in during my work time in NYC.
Despite all my work travel, I was able to squeeze in some friend, family and hubby time. I even saw TWO movies (Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born.)
Feeling healthy so Life Is Good.
Half Marathon #34 is February 10, 2019.
This is my list so far for the next 2 months:
- 12-01-18 – Jingle Bell Run 5k ???
- 12-08-18 – Albany Last Run 5K
- 12-09-18 – Winter Series #1 (3m)
- 01-01-19 – Winter Series #2 (3.5m)
- 01-13-19 – Winter Series #3 (10K)
- 01-24-19 – Winter Series #4 (15k)
(Winter Series races are local and FREE)
I am linking to Deb at DebRuns for her December Race Linkup:
No monthly goals.
This motto worked for 2016 & 2017 so I’m sticking with it in 2018!
I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
My Topic is: Give your running month a letter grade.
I’d say overall a B+
Despite my busy schedule, I did my best to get in my weekday runs. My long runs actually got done but were not as long as they should have been. I did play tennis once but did not go to the gym at all. I ran a 15k race PR and a half marathon.
Not a bad month but feel a lacking in the mojo department. (I even DNSed a race which is so unlike me.) It is maybe the cold weather and early winter snows. I better get used to it. It’s only just begun.
I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs for the Coaches’ Corner linkup
Happy Running! How did your November turn out? Anything exciting planned for December? What grade would you give your running month? Does the cold weather zap your mojo?