And just like that, December is here! And I’m not mad about it. I love this time of year and all the festive activities that come with it. In terms of running, I don’t typically like winter, but at least last week we didn’t have any snow so I was happy about that.
November’s running was pretty good. Here are some of the highlights:
- I got in almost 125 miles for the month, which was better than October.
- I did one race, slower than my last 5K, but it was a Turkey Trot and I had a good time running in Connecticut before seeing my family for Thanksgiving
- I got in my DR exercises most weeks. I’ve been trying to be better about making it a priority. I am hoping that when I go to the doctor in January, I’ll find out how far my ab gap really is and if I’ve made progress.
Here’s how last week specifically looked:
Sunday: 4 treadmill miles – We got back LATE Saturday night from our Thanksgiving adventure, so while B and GM slept in Sunday morning, I got in a few miles while watching Mad Men. Then, since it was a pretty nice day, we went for a few mile family hike. It was great to get outside with the kids, especially after several days in a row of lots of driving/car time!
Not a bad view
Jumping around on our walk
Monday: 5.03 outdoor miles and diastasis recti ab exercises. It felt great to be back outside in my neighborhood after a short hiatus.
Tuesday: 5.12 miles and diastasis recti ab exercises
Wednesday: 5 miles and diastasis recti ab exercises.
Thursday: 4.34 outdoor miles and diastsis recti ab exercises. I could not get out of bed Thursday morning and by the time I did, it was a little later than usual. I was sleepy during my run and ended up tripping on some uneven sidewalk and getting in a nasty fall less than a mile from my start. Ugh, my knee was sore for the majority of the run and it was a struggle.
Friday: 4.02 miles walking/running on the treadmill. GM didn’t sleep well and was up from around 3-4:30 a.m. whining, with a fever, so I didn’t get much sleep. I opted to just get on the treadmill later in the day, and of course, was glad I did. My knee was still feeling pretty sore though, I didn’t realize how banged up it was, especially since I hadn’t scraped it too badly.
Saturday: 3.6 treadmill miles. GM woke up at 3 a.m. and didn’t go back to sleep until 7:30, and B was out of town, so I got in a short run/walk while FW took a short nap. I knew I could either sleep or run, and I’m glad I chose to get in some miles. I’m hoping he can get some sleep again soon – I’m getting tired of these sleepless nights!
Total: 31.11 mi running
Some questions for you:
- Do you ever fall while running? I do it too many times, but haven’t fallen recently.
- Nap or short run?