December 5, 2016

November Recap

While I don't feel like this Fall is going by quickly, I'm trying to wrap my head around how it's already December 5th. The last two weeks since the marathon have been an absolute blur. I had two huge projects at work that happened to fall in line with one another and after a lot of late nights and early mornings, I'm glad to be back to a somewhat normal schedule again.

November was a weird month. I started off the month thinking I would be running the Richmond Marathon and then had to pivot and turn my attention to Philly instead. The Election came and went and my reaction to the results shocked me. As ridiculous as it may sound, I don't think I would have been in the emotional headspace to run a marathon four days after the Election.

As the year draws to a close, I'm thinking a lot about how my year has gone, what I've accomplished, and what my hopes are for next year. I'll share more about that over the coming weeks but this year has been eye opening in a lot of ways. I've loved writing these posts each month and can't wait to sit down at the end of this year and read through all of them to see how the year really has gone. I've always written some kind of a recap at the end of each year on this blog, but next year, I'll definitely continue these monthly recaps, hopefully in addition to many, many more posts than I've written this year.

Without further ado, here's a look at the month of November, in numbers:

Miles Run: 103

Minutes of Yoga: 192

Number of Books Read: 2

  • "Year of Yes" by Shonda Rhymes
  • "A Man Called Ove" by Frederik Backmann

Trips Taken: 2

  • Home to NJ for my mom's birthday
  • Philly for the Marathon!
Blog Posts Written: 7, which is more than the 5 I wrote last month, but still not where I'd like to be. 

30 Before 30 Items Completed: 0

  • Running a strong Philly Marathon and glowing in the accomplishment of completing my 7th marathon. 
  • Seeing my mom three different times - for her birthday, the Philly Marathon, and again for Thanksgiving
  • Finally visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Crossing two major projects off my to-do list at work, which were both huge accomplishments!
The Month Ahead:
I finally ran for the first time in two weeks after Philly yesterday and, while I'm easing back into things, I'm enjoying the short, 3-week offseason I'll have before I jump into training for the Disney Princess Half.

I have 9 books left in my Goodreads Challenge of reading 50 books this year and I'm determined to meet that goal. 

I'm not sure what The Pilot and I have planned for the holidays or if we'll be traveling anywhere but I'm looking forward to a nice, long week off to rest up, relax, read a lot, and plan for next year!

What are you looking forward to in December?
How did your November shape up?

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