November was a month of re-focusing for me. August, September and October were so up-and-down for me. Although I ran half marathons in September and October, I didn't run much in the weeks after each of them. So, my mileage was down.
I just needed to be consistent again. And that is what happened in November: I was much more consistent, with every week a 20+ mile week.
Sure, I need breaks now and then but I've learned a few things about myself and one of those things is that I run my best and feel my best when I am running consistently. One other thing I've learned is that trying to do a plank every day is waaaaaaaay too much pressure for me. The pressure of having to do planks has completely turned me off and I think I did a grand total of 3 all month. I believe in them, however, so from now on I plan to do them when I feel like it -- shooting for at least twice a week. We'll see how that goes!
Anyway, here's a look at my month of November:
Running (miles): 87.8
Races: 1 -- the Valatie Veteran's Day 5K, where I set a new PR! (22:18)
Cross training (sessions): 4
Love that new PR!
Now: Welcome, December! I kicked the month off with 5+ miles on Saturday and 3.5 on Sunday. In between, I enjoyed a fun night out with two great friends (and our husbands):
And capped-off the weekend with a birthday dinner for my dad last night.
Great way to start the month!
Have a great week, everyone!