Our heater has stopped heating.
We've had it turned completely off for a while now. No biggie, it hasn't been that cold. Until today. I woke up shivering and checked the weather. It was 42. (5 for my dear Canadians!) Hmm, to wear a jacket or not? My biggest fear while running is not being hit by a car, or chased by the boogeyman or a dog. Nope, my biggest fear is getting too hot.
This is Texas after all.
I made the choice to don a jacket and I was glad that I did. Okay, let's be honest, I donned a jacket, my ear warmers and gloves. I slipped off my ear warmers mid way and kept zipping and unzipping my jacket to ventilate. It's official - jacket weather is near! It's supposed to continue to get colder this week. We can expect lows in the 30's for the next few days. That's cold for Texas y'all!
I called the heater man as soon as I got home.
To extend my long weekend, I took the day off from work. Went back to bed after my run, did some laundry, called the heaterman, had a doctor's appointment, got my vehicle registered. Exciting stuff.
I did find a heart shaped tortilla while making breakfast tacos!
I signed up to run the RnR Half in March. This will be the first year for RnR in Dallas. I ran this same course this year and I have the privilege of paying nearly twice as much now that RnR is hosting. Hoping to PR to make it worth it!
US continues to replay the Ironman World Championships over and over. I continue to watch and obsess. My doctor is not helping. She was looking up local sprint tris for the Spring for me. (and humoring my talk about the half Ironman held in Austin each October...)
Because I'm a super dork, when I recorded my mileage this morning I noticed I was only 4 miles away from hitting 100 this month. Clearly this meant that I must head back out for 4 more miles. I did just that this evening. Is that even semi-normal? I was logging 140+ easily each month during marathon training. I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if I was 4 miles short of 100 for November. Oh, and they were 4 amazing miles! My time was 41.35. Not bad, I'm slowly picking up the pace again.
I better, White Rock is only two weeks away! I'm not hoping to PR (but secretly I am.) I'm just running this one to get my half legs back. Remember what a great race I had last year???
Oh yes, and I'm giving up eating out for the month of December. I do this from time to time, mostly because I'm crazy. Considering making it a once a week benefit, not cold turkey. We eat out alot. Like alot, alot. I'll keep you posted.
November was a great month. I'm a little sad to see it go. December holds great promise though!