Monday, December 2, 2013

November Tally

  • 34.1 miles fitness walking
  • 50.3 miles running
  • Consistently achieved over 10,000 steps per day on average.
  • Weight increase of  ~2.5 lbs
  • Daughter (and puppy) home for ~5.5 days.  
  • Son home for ~3.5 days.
  • Applied for, was accepted into, and registered for classes for a professional certificate program at UNM.  
  • November had pluses and minuses. The biggest pluses were me getting out to run before work regularly, dabbling in the Galloway method, and having both kids home for a long weekend.  The biggest minuses were my BRF (best running friend) moving away, my knee beginning to act up again, and my mother's health taking another turn for the worst.  
  • I hit my largest pure step count day in November (over 17K steps) which surprised me!
  • I was afraid to weigh myself this morning after the excessive eating over the past week.  I'm up about 2.5 lbs over end of October. That's not TOO bad, but I'm going to have to exercise some control if I don't want to keep gaining over the holidays. especially if I can't run.
  • Keep running until I start the Euflexxa injections.  Then switch to fitness walking.  I cancelled my gym membership, so swimming isn't an option right now.
  • Get mentally prepared to take graduate classes next Semester. This is probably going to be one of those things that sounded good on paper but will have me second guessing my decision-making ability by February. 


  1. Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she starts doing better again soon.

    Good job on the walks and runs.

    Happy belated Thanksgiving & good luck with your classes!

  2. You've been productive - signing up for the professional certificate program at UNM. Wishing you the best on that!

  3. Good job on the mileage, especially with your knee. I'm very sorry to hear about your mom though. Hope things look up soon :)

  4. Thinking all the best thoughts for you and your mom. Hang in there.

  5. Hey 50 miles running! That's a pretty solid month. Very cool.

  6. What a busy month! I am sorry to hear about your mother and hope you have support around you with managing that. Lots of luck for the adjustments with knee injuries in December :-)

  7. That is a full month you had. The positives outweighs the negatives. I hope your mom is OK. I had a bad month running wise with the cut on my foot , but the rest of my life is good.

  8. You'll do great with your UNM classes! I'm sure it is intimidating, but I'm certain you'll be sucessful.

    I don't teach graduate level classes, but have been teaching college level classes for 13 years, and time and again, students who are "non-traditional" do, far anad away, the best work. Plus, being an athlete, you've already cultivated the habits that make students successful: Hard work, dedication, perserverance, responsibility.

  9. Congrats on getting accepted!!! That is great news!