Life has been busy. I've been meaning to review my resolutions (rest assured the only one I am still on track for is 30 books for the year.) But days, turned to weeks, and suddenly, we are rounding third and heading towards December It's hard to believe how quickly this month went by. The first weekend I hung around the Albany area, second weekend I had my cousin Aeden while Mom worked all weekend, Then it was time to return to North Boston for a training weekend. Immediately after returning from the North Shore, I hopped on a flight to Fort Myers Florida, where my family celebrated our first Florida thanksgiving. I spent the majority of my day, loving on my adorable 5 month old niece, that I hadn't had a chance to see since July.She's a lot of fun now, responds to faces being made at her and is in general a very happy baby. She is also a big fan of the story The little Red Hen, which happens to be one of my absolute favorites.
The other part of the weekend revolved around food, sleep, and reading. Most days looked like this:
On my last day we went to a Sand Sculpture competition.
I am participating in #RWrunstreak, so I went running everyday. Most days I've only run one mile ( one day I did manage 3). I wish that I was mentally and physically ready to do more than 1 mile each day. But I am not. My body lost quite a bit of fitness during my extended injury. These 1 mile runs are not as easy as they will be. Mentally, it has been hard to get back on the horse, every time I try to leap back into running, I do too much and am disappointed that I can't pull it off. So for now, I'll keep up the streak, and increase the mileage when it feels right. (when you know, you know, right?)
I've also finally jumped on the #plankaday bandwagon. Seriously, it's so easy to do that I am kicking myself for waiting this long to join the club. Currently without suffering, I can hold my plank for 37 seconds. I can hold it longer, but I lose my form, which defeats the purpose. I'm also a huge fan of wall sits so I've decided to start tweeting that as well. Babysteps back into my former life.
Lets be real here, it was a whole lot easier to run in in the photo on the right, than it was on the left. But I made the choice to stay in Albany last year, so the view on the left will be mine for a minimum of the next 3 years.