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November clearly just flew by.  It was a great birthday month.  I had few days off for Thanksgiving break which was wonderful.  However, I did get sick one weekend and spent two days on the sofa.  I felt better on Monday and went to work but still had a cough that lasted about 4 days.  I was constantly tired.  I couldn’t get up early in the morning to run because I was so tired and just wanted to sleep.  So I didn’t run.  It was until a week later that I finally felt better enough to run.  I did 2 miles and it felt tough.

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About 2 weeks ago I started feeling some pain on the right side of my left knee.  I thought it would get better so I kept running.  It didn’t get better.  I went to the chiropractor and he told me I have a meniscus injury and not to run for a week.

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• Ran 54.14 miles.  It was a slow month for me.  Getting sick really took a toll on me.  I thought that this was the lowest month but it isn’t.  The winner is May with 49.44 miles.  As of December 3rd, I am now 84% done of my yearly goal.  There are 28 days left in 2018 and I still need to run 185 miles to achieve my goal.  Yeah, definitely NOT happening.  🙂

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2018 Goal

• Total time running was 11:03:24.

• Despite it being a slow month, I still had some great runs.

• 13 days of running.  In May it was 12 days.

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• No races for me.  I was supposed to run the RnR Savannah but then last minute couldn’t make it.  I am planning my races for 2019 and have a few in mind such as the Garmin Half Marathon (KS) and the Missoula Half Marathon (MT).

• Final Thoughts:  It was a slow month for me.  It started off good but then got sick which affected me more than I was expecting it to.  Now this injury happened and I am back to resting and no running.

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So how did November go for you?

Linking up with MarciaPatti, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run.

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14 comments on “Goodbye November and Hello December!”

  1. So sorry to read about your illness and knee injury. At least you had some company to comfort you while you were laid up! 🙂 Here’s hoping December is a better month for you.

  2. Oh no! that sucks. I hope your injury clears up soon, we were just discussing that this weekend and apparently they can clear up on their own. I would invite you to run BDR in Savannah in Feb with me . . . well, just throwing it out there. I hear great things about Missoula, btw.

  3. Bummer on the knee! You’re still going to end the year with a lot of miles, so the brief time off won’t put too big of a dent in that. My November was active, but the running was minimal…and that was my plan, so the guilt is not too severe 😉

  4. I’m still planning my 2019 calendar as well. I have a few races on there but definitely need to add more. I’ll be able to plan it better after I find out about the Chicago Marathon.

    I’ve heard that the Garmin Half is pretty cool!

  5. I’m sorry to hear about you being sick and hurting your meniscus. I wish you a speedy recovery!

    I did a little bit more running in November, but I’m still not running a ton. I hope to be able to do some races next year but not sure what I want to do/where I want to go!

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