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