We’re halfway through January, so it’s time to wrap up my November and December running. Next up will be my 2022 year-in-review post.
- I ran 100 miles in November and 82.9 in December. Since I’m training for the Algonquin 50K, I would have preferred that my December mileage was a little higher, but these are my totals for the past two months (I’ve already surpassed my December mileage for this month).
- I again participated in Angie’s 100 Miles in November challenge. I likely wouldn’t have made it to 100 miles in November if I didn’t participate in this annual challenge. (You can learn more about it here.) There’s a supportive group of other runners and I enjoyed pushing myself to get to 100 miles.
- I ran my November 1600 in 8:05 and my first December 1600 in 8:15. I’m getting close to that sub-8:00 1600-meter run, but I didn’t quite make it in December. I tried four times, including the first one in December, and my other times were 8:11, 11:13 because I had to walk it in, and 8:49. I’ll keep trying! My friend Joey even came out to pace me the day I got sick, but unfortunately I’d eaten too recently to run hard.
- I ran three races in November and one in December. In November, I ran the Bay Bridge Run and ran my fastest 10K of 2022. Then, I ran the Tuckahoe 25K, which was my fastest trail 25K. I also ran the Turkey Trek 5K on Thanksgiving. In December, I paced the 2:45 half marathon group at the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon.
- I did some fun runs. In addition to running in New Smyrna Beach during a trip to Florida, I did runs in the shape of a turkey and reindeer with friends, along with a champagne mile on New Year’s Eve. In addition to regular Eastern Shore Running Club group runs, I also did a fun run and brunch with friends Dec. 23.
- I did three yoga classes in November and five in December. I’ve been enjoying keeping yoga a regular part of my routine.
- I did DribbleUp classes five days in November and five days in December. I’ve been working on strength training with a six-pound ball through DribbleUp, and I got on more of a regular routine with five classes each of these months. Some classes are super short but leave me sore for a few days!