It’s chilly out here in Chicago, but I wish the best for you and your families as you celebrate this day!
November is historically a hard month for me. It’s getting colder and darker out, and usually my goal races for the season are over and done. I’ve worked on being balanced and less stressed this year, and this has been a better November than most.
There are some things I’m looking forward to as we move into December:
Running More. I’ve got the RWRunStreak going… officially starts on Thanksgiving. I’ve got the Charleston Marathon coming up, and training really ramps up in December for that big event. It’ll be an interesting dichotomy – encouraging daily runs (even if short) while focusing on my marathon training!
Triathlon Challenges for 2014. My big goal is to do an iron distance race, and I am 95% sure I’ll be doing Ironman Louisville.
Holiday Fun. I’m happy that I have a few key holiday celebrations planned out. Knowing what I have coming up helps me to have less stress, and I like knowing that I’ve got events planned to see some of my key groups of friends & family! Gotta work on my perfect cookie recipe!
Healthy Challenges. I’m participating in two other holiday challenges beyond the RWRunStreak: Elf4Health and The Good Life Challenge. Today I’m unsubscribing from email lists that I don’t read. Less visual clutter = less stress. I am also taking my lunch and dinner meals to eat thoughtfully and stop eating when I feel full.
What are you looking forward to this week? What keeps you sane as we move into the holiday season?
Monday – An evening treadmill run at one of the nicest hotel gyms I’ve ever been in! 3.5 miles while watching Food Network.
Tuesday – An early morning treadmill run at said hotel gym. 2.11 miles
Wednesday – 2.08 miles outside in my new neighborhood
Thursday – 6.25 miles… run commute home & then some fartleks.
Friday – Rest, Birthday & Travel!
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Potomac River Trail Half Marathon – 13.1 miles in 2:09:20. Race Recap here!
And the plan for this week:
Monday: Computrainer workout
Tuesday: 4 mile base run
Wednesday: 9 mile tempo run
Thursday: 5 mile base run
Saturday: 4 mile easy run
Sunday: 15 mile run