Week in Review: December is Here

Hi everyone! How have you been? I don’t know about you, but December is always so fun for me, but SO CHALLENGING when it comes to staying consistent with my workouts.  It feels like it takes so much more effort to squeeze things in!  The past couple of years I have given myself a bit of a break in December for this reason, particularly coming off of marathon training.

This year, I’m trying to give myself a break while still making sure I stay focused on a couple of things.  My goal is to attend barre 2x a week and run a couple of times a week.  I’ve been good on barre, running has been hit or miss.  However, the runs I have done have felt good!

A few things to update you all on:

I entered the lottery for the Berlin marathon but did not get in.  I am hoping to get into Chicago this week!

I picked out a spring half marathon, the Diva’s Half Marathon in Peachtree City.  It’s an early March race and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do!  I have run this race twice before, but both in September as part of marathon training.  They recently moved it to be in March and I’m hoping the weather will be less hot and humid than the September date.

This past weekend I was slated to run the Monday Night Brewing 10k and was looking forward to a fun race, a great afterparty, and hopefully a 10k PR.  However, the race got cancelled because….

WE GOT EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW! IN ATLANTA!! Here is proof:

SNOW!!

What was crazy about this storm is that we were only forecasted to get around an inch, and the meterologists said that it likely wouldn’t even stick to the grass, let alone the road.  See below tweet just the afternoon before:

Luckily I worked from home just in case.  It was a hot mess in Atlanta!  And since my race got cancelled….Brian and I hung out with our neighbors Friday night and I ended up hungover Saturday (#whoops).  All this to say I didn’t run all weekend…the second weekend in a row without a longer run.  Ugh!  However, Skipper enjoyed the snow and playing in it!!

This week should be a good week, I plan to get 3 days of barre in (whew!) as well as 3 runs, including a longer run this weekend.  How have you been doing this month? Don’t forget to link up with Jessie and I below!

I unfortunately need to end this post with a sad update for you all.  Many of you know that I originally was inspired to run for cancer research last year when one of my employee’s husband got diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, and I dedicated mile 26 of my marathon to him last month. Sadly, Donte passed last week as a result of the cancer at the very young age of 36.  My heart is broken for his family.  Please keep them in your thoughts this holiday season and during this difficult time.

In the midst of all the craziness the holidays bring, remember to be grateful for your friends and family.  If you are going through a tough time this holiday season, please reach out and talk to someone.  This post is one of the best ones I’ve seen on dealing with loss during a holiday season, and I hope you will take a peek at it whether you are sad or not.  Hugs my friends!

 


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2 Comments

  1. That is just NUTS- 8 inches in Atlanta!!! WOW. And then 50 degrees now? (I think that’s what I saw on your instagram post!)

    Very sorry to hear about Donte. My heart goes out to all who cared about him 😦 What a difficult time to lose someone.

  2. I still can’t believe that Atlanta got so much snow, but glad that Skipper loved it!
    So sorry to hear about Donte 😦 I will keep his family in my prayers.

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