November Recap

November definitely had some highs and some lows. Funny, the highs were amazing, and the lows really brought me down. But, apparently, they have touched a lot of people. So, if it was to happen, I’m glad I am here to tell it and that I could pay safety forward.

Miles Planned/Actual: 78/104.2 Kinda planned for 78. I didn’t have a plan the beginning of the month. I started the week after my half marathon. Either way-I will easily hit my goal of 1000 miles for 2012.

Cross Training Planned/Actual: /10 Didn’t have a full month of a plan. Enjoyed pilates, TRX, yoga for athletes, and stretching. Coach says its fine to do pilates as often as I want. I will have a somewhat outlined plan for cross training in the months going forward.

Races Planned/Actual: 2/2 the Huntsville 1/2 marathon and The Turkey Trot for Hope 

Me and P post race at the Huntsville 1/2

PR’s: 1!  An almost 2 minute 5K PR at the Turkey Trot for Hope

22:20 finish and 2nd place AG!

New to Me Cross Training: 1/1 Kind of a cop out, but it was all about stretching (and a little pilates tower)

Challenges Completed: 0/0 Didn’t plan on doing any this month

Current Aches/Pains: NONE. This is huge. The ankle barely bothers me, I feel it occasionally, but no real pain. I still ice it after every run to be safe and help with the swelling (it is still swollen and is worse after a long day).

the nightly routine: UGG slipper on one, ice on the other.

Current Book: yep. Let that slip right by. AGAIN. The month just flies by. I read PLENTY of blogs and magazines though. I swear, I will finish Gone Girl by the end of December.

Current Obsession: the holidays. My new race plan. I absolutely love having goals and someone to push me.

Current Drink:  Still on my Kona Kola NUUN fix. Not sure that will ever go away. Loving hot chocolate K-cups. I did not expect them to be so good-but they are! Next up, finding the gingerbread coffee ones for December.

Current Like: December. That I will have a week or more off at the end of the month. The holidays. I LOVE this time of year. Running. I’ve missed really LIKING running. I’m back at that point.

Current Dislike: The issue with Martell Malone. He decided to plead NOT GUILTY today. I hate this man.

Current Treat: It’s baking season! Going to make gingerbread cookies, pumpkin gingerbread bars, perhaps some bourbon caramel truffles. YES.

Current Excitement: THIS WEEKEND!! My final 1/2 marathon of my 12 in 2012 goal and getting to see Corey. Several holiday parties, and well, this season in general.

How was your November? The Holidays-take them or leave them?

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  • i have the gingerbread k cups, they are delicious. Also delicious- french toast and white chocolate mint. (yum)
    You killed your mileage above what you had planned. My low mileage october + november is putting me at risk for not even hitting 1000 miles for the year- eek.

  • Not guilty….I am mad but not surprised with what I have read about this online…his lawyer is an idiot

    I am so sorry you will have to see him again. You are strong and he is nothing. Not even sh….t….he is NOTHING.

    I am reading Gone Girl too!!! I am in the middle. I think it is really good. I am staying away from Nicole’s blog because I think she is ahead of me now and I don’t want to know the ending!!! :)

  • Good luck this weekend! I am glad that your ankle isn’t bothering you anymore. That is huge!
    When you bake can you send some of your goodies my way? They all sound yummy and awesome. I love holiday goodies! :-)

  • What a month! I’m glad it was filled with mostly good things for you. Have a great time this weekend and good luck with your last half of the year! Congratulations on 12 in 2012!

  • Hi Elizabeth! Kim told me about how you were attacked while running, and it’s spurred several conversations between my 13yo daughter and me about women and safety. I hope it’s somehow comforting to know that your experience has a lot of women thinking about keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe! We’re also in the same Christmas card exchange team on Kim’s blog, so I dropped by to add you to my blog list and say hello. :) Julie

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