It’s hard to believe it’s been about a month since I did a mileage recap! Time just seems to be getting away from me. Our weather here in the Midwest hasn’t been helping either. One day cold another day in the 60s. I will say the 60 degree days are lovely. November was a low mileage month for me but I hope to make a final push in December to “recover” some of those miles. I was able to get some running in but have been focusing more on my cycling. I did get a nice walk in on Thanksgiving. It snowed! I don’t know but it seems sort of strange to have snow on Thanksgiving. Here are some pictures from my walk.
Love the winter berries
Since the weather change I went to one of our local cycle shops and purchased some long riding pants and gloves. Needless to say they came in handy (no pun intended) for last weeks ride. It was the first time I went out in 30 degree weather. My ride was around 18 miles and about 3/4 into the ride I really began to feel it in my exposed areas and uh…feet. Note to self ~ when on a bike you are moving faster therefore, weather temps are exemplified much different from running. My toes were so frozen I could barely feel them walking into the house. Yes I know another lesson learned.
I know this is the season to be thankful and reflect. I hope everyone is having a joyous and peaceful holiday season. This year has been a good year. I’m thankful that I can keep going. I picked up 56.49 miles this go round with 9,559.46 thankfully remaining. Never.Give.Up. Happy miles to you.
In October I ran my first race of the year. I had hoped to get some more races this year but time and hip pain have slowed me down a bit. Needless to say it was great to get out and take part in a small 5K around our downtown area.
The temperature was chilly, of course, but at least the sun was shining.
Jenni and me before our run. I’m hungry:(
I had the opportunity to run the race with two coworkers, Elizabeth and Jenni, who have just begun their running journey. They both did a fantastic job and I think they both have been bit by the running bug. Let’s hope so!
The course was through the older part of the town so lots of cobblestone roads which made it difficult to run without looking at the ground at times.
Run Jenni run.
Elizabeth finishing strong!
The run went smooth and I had minimal hip pain. In the end I would say it was a good morning for a run and everyone had a great time.
Elizabeth, Me and Jenni
We even had another coworker, Bryan, show up to support us after he finished his run. I think his race shirt was a lot cooler than the one we got.
Jenni and Bryan
Enjoying and after run beverage.
And now for the cheesy part of the blog ~ I came in 2nd for the 45-49 gals. Sweet! Happy Miles to you!
Still moving at a bit of a snail’s pace for mileage this month, but mileage is mileage right? Of course. Nothing exciting or earth shattering and it’s been a busy month for me. Plus the weather here in the Midwest is now beginning to get cold, (snowing now) which means some major sucking up. Mileage is totaling 32.85 with a really nasty run two Saturdays ago. Wanted to finish around 5 miles but the body said no, no, no! I don’t think I’ve had one of those runs in a long while. One of those hey can someone please call 911 after I get the garage door opener. Crap! Man that sucked. Let’s hope I don’t experience that feeling for a long time. I hope all of your runs don’t include…the runs 🙂 9,624.87 thankfully remaining. Happy Miles to you.