November Recap

by Elizabeth on December 4, 2012

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?