How is it that it is already Sunday and I am going back to work tomorrow? I worked Monday and Tuesday and then was off the rest of the week. It was lovely! My mom was here so it was nice to spend time with her. I watched a few episodes of The West Wing (I need to hurry up because they won’t be available after December 24th). Thanks to Janelle’s Holiday Gift Ideas post, I signed up for a one month free trial of Audibles and am listening to A Promised Land by Barack Obama. I love Barack’s voice! So far I am liking it.
We got a little bit of snow this week. Not a big deal. Let’s hope we don’t get more of that ugly, white stuff. I don’t like snow at all. I hate it.
It was another good week of running. I did all of my runs and hit the required paces. Saturday morning it was cold (for me) and I struggled during my 3 mile run. I was feeling a bit more tired than usual. Sunday was a little cold too with some wind. I ran almost 5 miles. I did good but the wind wore me out.
Next Saturday is when I will “race” and run my own 5k. The goal is to finish it in 33:30. I think it is doable but a part of me is also nervous and scared. Since I began training for the 5k, the closest I’ve come to that goal was on 11/6 when I finished in 34:24. Prior to that it was 34:40 on 10/29.
Thanksgiving was very low key. My mother made pozole and my sister and nephew came over for lunch. They stayed a few hours and left after 6pm. It was very different than previous years. I am sure that’s how it will be for Christmas too.
My goal for November was to run more miles than October (103.71). As of today I have run 102.03 miles. I am pleased that I will make that goal. So far total for this year is 754.45 miles. In 2019 I finished the year with 730.71 miles. I had a rocky start to 2020 with running but it has been going so well these past few months. Excited for 2021!
I had lunch with my students on Tuesday. Only 5 girls showed up. I was happy but also a little disappointed because I thought more students would show up. I mean, it’s not like they had to be somewhere else for lunch. The girls and I had a good time anyway. I was thinking that maybe I could have lunch with them on a weekly or bimonthly basis. Maybe it could be a reward for those that do the assignments, participate, behave in class, etc. I need to think about it some more.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.