Since we are more than halfway through December I guess now would be a good time to recap November.
What can I say about November? I had several appointments for ART treatments, with sports specialists, and with physical therapists. But, no running.
November definitely wasn’t the month I thought, and planned, it to be. I should have been finishing up my peak mileage for CIM and beginning to taper but instead I was having trouble walking without limping, cross training when possible and doing several exercises to build up my glute/hip strength to get past my injury.
I walked two races: the Elk Grove Fun Run 5k #4 for 2011 and The Run to Feed the Hungry. And even though I had held out hope to run CIM --- by the end of the month I was at peace with the realization that it wasn’t going to happen.
I finally finished reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I continued to read ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer and began reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I spent a lot of my time job hunting and fretting about not being able to run.
Number of miles
Total number of days running: 0
Number of races: 2
Number of “test runs”: 5
Total Miles Year-to-Date: 989.56
Only 10.44 to go to reach 1000 or the year!