Running Month in Review: November 2017

Running Month in Review: November 2017 | Enjoying the Run

November 2017. It’s been a weird month.

Actually, it’s kind of been a weird 5 months.

Ever since July I’ve felt off-schedule and off-balance. I don’t think the holidays are going to do much to sort that out for me so I’ll probably just need to continue this balancing act until January.

Anyway…

Running month in review: November 2017

The month started off with a race – not a very great running moment for me, but I learned some valuable lessons. You get out of it what you put into it. I intend to take that thought into training with me this spring for sure.

Monumental Half Marathon mile 11 | Enjoying the Run

I’m guessing this is my face when I want to quit running, but I here Little E yelling, “go, Mommy, go!”

After the Monumental Half, I was on my game for about a week and a half. I cut back to 3 days a week of running, but added 3 days of strength training. My plan was to keep this going all the way through the holidays, but then aaaaallllllll the illnesses happened.

All the snuggles | Enjoying the Run

Baby L gets all the snuggles when he isn’t feeling well 🙁

Every member of our family shared a pretty bad cold for about a week. Then, just when I thought we were getting over it, Baby L came down with a stomach bug. Ew. There might not be anything worse than a 22-month-old with the stomach flu. Seriously. Because he had no idea what was going on. He would just give me this weird look and then I had about a half a second to get the bucket ready. So gross. It was a full 48 hours of washing clothes and sheets, cleaning up the baby, restless sleep, and repeat. Luckily, the rest of us escaped that one, but this momma spent 2 full days on the couch not doing anything except taking care of the baby boy. So, of course, that meant that I didn’t work out for an entire week and a half total.

But now we’re streaking!

Run streaking 🙂

Thanksgiving Run November 2017 | Enjoying the Run

I’ve half-heartedly tried to do the Runner’s World Run Streak in years past, but never really made it far. This year is different though. So far I haven’t missed a day! Yes, I know it’s only been 7 days, but c’mon. Small victories! It’s 40 days long in total (Thanksgiving to New Years) so I still have a long way to go. I’m hoping that having all those freezer meals prepped will free up some time to fit it all in.

So that’s November in a nutshell. Nothing too exciting. Only 40 miles total with all the illnesses and holiday activities happening. I’m hoping for a more consistent December, but I’m not putting too much pressure on myself with all the holiday “extras” happening. My main goal is still to enjoy the time I have with our Littles and make the most of the rest of it.

Walk in the woods | Enjoying the Run

Is anyone else participating in the Runner’s World Run Streak this year? Leave your Instagram/Twitter in the comments so I can follow along!

This week I’m linking up with Patty, Erika, and Marcia so be sure to check out some of the other posts 🙂

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