November 2011

Total Run Mileage: 270.2 KM (167.9 mi)

Highest Weekly Run Mileage: 68.6 KM (42.6 mi)

# Runs: 29

# [Run] Doubles: 5

Cycling Mileage: 132.4 KM (82.3 mi)

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I’m using hubs’ road bike on the trainer right now
Good thing I have those reflectors on in the basement!

# Swims (Distance): 8 (15,350 m)

Races: 1 – Hamilton Half Marathon (pace bunny)

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Favourite Run: an easy run with hubs on a perfect fall morning last weekend

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Most Hardcore Run: last Sunday’s hellaciously hilly long run on a wet & windy morning. I’m not even in training right now!

Book of the Month: finally finished ‘Born to Run’ – I found it started really slowly but got better in the second half. Not a favourite, but glad I read it after hearing about it for so long.

Song of the Month: ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri (BDI soundtrack)

Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: seeing the midnight screening of Breaking Dawn Part I… but I am not ashamed!

Obsession of the Month: Swiss Chalet Festive Special! Hubs and I will be enjoying it tonight – one of many December traditions and we looked forward to it all through November! It’s not Christmas without it.

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 Indulgence of the Month: hot scented epsom salt baths with a book before bed – I’m addicted!

Drink of the Month: hot chocolate is the perfect before-bed treat to satisfy my sweet tooth and warm me up
Current Wish-List: I sent it to Santa
Current Need: new winter boots! I wore the same pair for years because I loved them but they were so worn out that I threw them away last spring so I would be forced to buy a new pair… well here we are in December and I just remembered! Doh!
Triumph of the Month: finally moving my blog over to WordPress with my very own domain – could not have done it without Kevin
 Current Bane of my Existence: blogger, after it made my blog go completely MIA without warning or explanation. good thing we won’t have to worry about that anymore!
Current Blessings: too many to name. looking at my calendar full of events for this upcoming month, I realize how truly fortunate I am to have the opportunity to celebrate the season with my family and friends.
Current Excitement: all things C H R I S T M A S

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Kinder advent calendars

Current Goal: to stay active enough leading up to and through the holidays to offset holiday indulgences (thank you HBBC)
How was your month?
Happy December!
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21 thoughts on “November 2011

  1. Great job keeping up with the cycling and swimming! I was loving the pool this summer, but have not been back in months… even though it’s heated, the pool at our Y is outside and I can’t bring myself to face the cold air. 🙂

  2. On the red and green comment – I just bought a red and a green sweater tonight! I am totally ready for Christmas! Great month of November! You killed it with all your runs! I so hope that December is just as awesome for you!

  3. Another wicked month. (see…I didn’t say awesome…)
    I really really wanted to like Twilight ’cause I like that kind of thing..I just didn’t.
    I am all over epsom salt baths right now. I have the extra large plastic jug size…

  4. I always love your month recaps. Another great month. That windy and rain run I had this morning, one of my hardest but best runs ever.

    I enjoy December a lot too, makes me want to stay home and cocoon and watch Christmas movies on TV.

    Here’s to a great month for you Marlene.

  5. I am SO excited about Christmas! I think we might finally start to decorate later today. I already wrapped a bunch of the gifts–I just couldn’t resist!

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