(For those who are new to the blog, here’s a quick recap of October. If you’ve been reading skip first paragraph.)
October was such an amazing month! I closed October by setting a new marathon PR at the Marine Corps Marathon. This marathon was my 4th, and my first full marathon as a mother runner. It feels incredible finishing this marathon, knowing my daughter has been with me every step of the way.
The week after I ran MCM, I got the marathon blues. My training program was such a time commitment, but then my race went by so fast. And with no more future races to train for, I felt a little lost. I ended up almost signing up for the Richmond Marathon, which was two weeks later. I ultimately decided not to do it, even though I was totally trained to.
Because I had just finished running a full marathon, November’s focus was on recovery miles and fun running.
I went into November with out a plan. I didn’t track all of my runs – some were tracked on my Garmin, others on Strava. I ran two shorter races for fun- The Operation Turbo 5k and the Alexandria Turkey Trot/ Del Ray 5 miler. Both races I ran with Zoe, as I pushed her in the stroller. It was so fun!
Now it’s December! Although, it is just the beginning of December, 2016 is coming to an end. This year has been incredible and I’m hoping to end it as good as it began.
Because I am currently in off season, with no races to train for. I think it might be fun to participate in Runner’s World run streak. It is simply run every day until New Years, even if it’s just a mile. Find me on Instagram @sweat1xdaily, if you want to follow along. Or participate by following Runner’s World on instagram @runnersworldmag and use #RWRunStreak when you post a run photo.
This December, I also want to spend time focusing on strength training. It’s time to build some more muscle again and get stronger.
So this December is all about streakin’ with Runner’s World, building some serious strength, and spending time reflecting on 2016.
Has anyone done a run streak before?
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