Well, here we are! In November! The official beginning of my least favorite months! I know, I know! With temperatures still in the 90s, bright sunshine, and endless blue skies I should just shut up and quit the whining. But, BUT… the glorious days are now numbered, even here! And soon enough there will be overcast days and rain! RAIN! I am not looking forward to this! Not one bit! OK, I do look forward to running in the rain (it’s actually my favorite. I am crazy like that.) but that’s about it. Add to that the short days and early darkness and you might as well just wake me in April. I suck at winter. Every year! And I take comfort in knowing that I am not the only one.
I go through these motions every fall, knowing all too well that by the time January rolls around I am totally fine with the long darkness (as IF it is really THAT long, I live in Southern California after all) and “grimy” weather (SoCal again). And let’s face it, there are some nice and cozy aspects to fall and winter: fireplaces, soup, hot salted caramel chocolate, chamomile tea, movies, fresh citrus fruit right from the tree, a month filled with Christmas Parties, and less stress to get everything done so one can head outside (like right now!).
Talking of the more positive aspects of this time of year; October was absolutely magnificent. We had perfect weather, even a last minute heat wave. It’s only been for this past week that we can no longer go into the (unheated) pool. Workout wise it was a good month as well, even if the Group X room at my gym has turned into a meat locker, thanks to a broken air conditioner. My hope is always that when an air conditioner breaks it stops working, but it is my luck that this one continues to work. In fact it works so well that no one can seem to switch it off, which leaves us working out at 57 degrees. No fun! My hope is that as a little token for November it will be fixed soon. Send warm thoughts!
|Total Distance:||216.62 miles|
|Total Time:||52:12:21 min|
|Run Distance:||174.2 miles|
|Run Time:||22:08:21 min|
|Walk Distance:||42.42 miles|
|Walk Time:||18:04:00 min|
- Shortest run: 5 miles
- Longest run: 6.8 miles
- Average speed: 7:38 min/miles
- Strength & Endurance: 8 hours
- Spinning: 4 hours