I’m not really sure how in the world it’s December, but here we are! November is over, and I finished the month with 88 miles! I’m at 949 miles for 2016 so far, and I’m right on track (ahead, actually!!!) to run 1000+ miles this year! I only need 51 miles in December to reach 1000 miles, and as long as nothing catastrophic happens, I’ll easily surpass 1000 for 2016!! Catch up on my January through October recaps here: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October.
November started out warm! I was actually able to run in short sleeves and tank tops for the first half of November.
Chris and I had lots of great runs together, including a really pretty run at Shawee Mission Lake. The run that day didn’t really feel great for either of us, but it sure was pretty, and we stopped a few times to take in the scenery. I didn’t make it to any group runs with KC Runing Company in November; I think the time change has really made me want to run as soon as possible after work since it’s dark and chilly now.
I had one race in November, the Longview Half Marathon. It was chilly that morning, but a pretty run near Longview Lake in south KC. I was really excited for Mom and her friend Denise to come to KC for Longview, and it was great to see lots of my running club buddies at the race, too!
I was really happy to be able to go home for Thanksgiving, and to take Chris home with me. Mom, Kristen, Chris and I ran on Thanksgiving morning, I did some solo Black Friday miles, and then Chris and I had a long run Saturday with Mom joining us for part before coming back to KC on Sunday.
It’s gotten pretty cold here over the last week or so. I finished out the last day of November with 5 chilly miles in the dark after work. Looking forward to December, I have 0 races, and I’m excited about that! I’m hoping I can get in a solid month of miles, and enjoy the holidays. I’m going to do my damned best to not have any pop or sweets from today until I go home for Christmas… who’s with me? It’s going to be tough with all the holiday parties and sweets, but I’m going to try!
Running: 20 runs, totaling 88 miles.
Cycling: 1 cycle class, 45 minutes, totaling 10 miles
Longest Run: 8 miles, November 26, in Hays.
Races: Longview Half Marathon