Eight facts about my December running

Here’s a view from the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon. (Vanessa Junkin photo)

Before I get to wrapping up the entire year of running for 2015 — that’ll be the next post — I’ll take a look back at just December. Here are eight facts about my December running.

  1. I ran 89.62 miles. Despite a bit of a push at the end to try to reach my 1,200-mile goal for the year, I dropped off when I realized I wasn’t going to make it. (I was also moving/cleaning, as noted in No. 8.) Given the fact that I took six days off due to a sprained ankle and had a busy month, that’s a pretty decent monthly mileage.
  2. I sprained my ankle. As noted in the previous post, this hurt my running a bit, but I feel fine now. I believe it’s the first time I’ve ever sprained my ankle (and hopefully the last — knock on wood).
  3. I live-tweeted a race. The sprained ankle gave me an excuse to run the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon more slowly, and I had fun live-tweeting it. Check out my blog post here and my Storify of live tweets here.
  4. I participated in an SU running challenge. I didn’t log a bunch of miles for it, but here’s my recap.
  5. I started training for the Shamrock Marathon. While I haven’t really felt like I’ve been marathon training, I’m in the early stages of training for the Shamrock Marathon on March 20. After the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon, I ran nine miles on Dec. 13, 10 on Dec. 21 and 10 on Dec. 31. (I also ran 10 today, Jan. 2.)
  6. I took a scenic run. I enjoyed running at Herring Creek Nature Park this month.
  7. I got into the holiday spirit. Read about how Christmas became a part of my runs here.
  8. Last but not least, I moved into a house with a prime running location. My boyfriend and I bought a house in November that’s in the same city, Salisbury, where we already lived, and we moved in at the end of December. But this one is in a much better location for running!

I’m looking forward to what the new year will bring. My annual wrap-up is coming soon, and you can check out past monthly reflections here.