Dec 1, 2012

November Rewind and December Plans

November was a great month for me! I didn't achieve anything great per say but I am running again! The last few months have been less than pretty with very few miles and uncomfortable feelings in my shin.  I was kind of giving up and just getting used to not running. I think I even started getting a little bit lazy!
Look what I did in November! I ran 90 miles! It should have been 100 but due to the rain I missed my last long run of November.  Ninety is a good number for me and I am usually happy if I can get to 90-100 miles.;125 miles is better but 90 works! I have been increasing my long runs very slowly and I am up to about 13 miles right now. My pace is slowly getting better and I am taking it one day at a time and only running about 3-4 days a week. I will keep going until I feel like I need to slow things down.

Pile on the Miles was a success as well and it kept me motivated! My original goal for the month was 50 miles since I wasn't sure what I would be able to do but I ended up almost doubling my goal!

If I can continue to increase my long runs and remain pain free, I may still be able to run the Surf City Marathon in February. I may have to adjust my goal but it would be great to run that marathon in honor of my Dad no matter what time I cross the finish line!
December is looking very promising for me. I will be participating in a virtual race, Race for Recovery 10K, on December 8th to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. There are some great prizes and NYC Running Mama did a great job putting this together. There is still time to sign up and donate if you haven't already. I am also very tempted to sign up for a Christmas fun run so don't be surprised if I do!


How was your November?

Any holiday themed runs on the agenda for December?

16 comments:

  1. Slow and steady wins the race! I think the fact that you've broken out of your uncomfortable/shin-sucktastic mode and pulled out 90 miles is definitely a huge achievement :)

    Enjoy whatever December brings!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I am hoping to hit 100 miles in December and maybe even sign up for a small race.

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  2. Yay for a great November. Happy to hear it went well in the running world!

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    1. Thank You Abbi! Life is so much better when things are going well in the running world, right?

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  3. 90 miles is Nov. Great job!! Welcome back to the running.

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    1. Thank You Lisa! I am hoping that things remain the same and December is even better.

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  4. Way to go with that mileage!!!!

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    1. Thank you Becky! I haven't seen that many miles in a few months.

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  5. That's a great month!
    I hope the shin pain stays away!

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    1. Thank you for the positive thoughts. I am hoping that I can stay pain free and run my third marathon next year!

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  6. 90 miles is awesome! Congratulations on doubling your POTM goal!

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    1. Thank you Missy! How did you do on your Mile on the Miles goal? I know you were sick there for a while so your going to have to double up next year ;)

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  7. Great job this month!!! I hope the pain stays far far away!! I did a holiday run yesterday and I'm doing the one on the 8th too!!

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    1. How fun! I really want to do a holiday run and I just might so a small one this year.

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  8. Look at all those miles for you in November! Great job Sandy!

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