And it’s December. Somehow we made it. Has it been a crazy ride? Absolutely. There are 31 days until the end of 2021, and here’s how this runner plans to spend the time.
Continue my running streak
That’s right: my streak is still going strong. I’m up to 183 days of one purposeful running/walking/jogging mile per day. I never would have guessed I could do it (in fact, I often declared there is no way I could!) Will I make it to 200? Will I streak for the whole rest of the year? That’s the plan.
Get In One More Race
So I did not manage one race per month this year, but I did pretty well, considering. I will race one more time before we ring in 2022, and I’m excited. It will be a race I’ve done many times before, but in a brand new location. I’m excited for the change of scenery, and hopeful for some cooler temps to help speed me to the finish line. Bonus: I’ll register for a New Year’s run as well. Why not?
Stick With The Strength
I have to keep repeating myself to keep myself true to this point. However, strength training has been helpful, and I need to continue.
Stay On Track With Training
One way or another, the DONNA Half Marathon is happening in February, and I’m going to be ready for it. One way or another. The holidays have never cramped my training style too much, so I know that physically, I’ll make those 13.1 miles. I am hopeful that it will feel great, but I’m keeping the vision of that finish line in my head. The last time I ran was in 2018, as part of the relay. This time, it will be 13.1 miles with a friend on a brand new course. It’s on.
Fun is the name of the game, and you know I’m all about it! I intend to have plenty of fun from now through the end of the year!
How do you plan to spend this last running month of the year?
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Well done on your streak, Jenn!
I like your December plan, mine looks similar: running, racing and strength training. It’s a great combo!
Good luck with your upcoming half marathon in February – that sounds exciting!
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
Sounds like a great plan for the rest of the year! I’m pretty much letting go of any goals or expectations at this point and just trying to go with the flow. This year has been a challenge and while I hope next year is better, I’m not too hopeful at this point!
Great job on that streak.
I love your plan.
Mine is similar. 1000 miles running for year. Continue walking on non running days. One more race. A 5k. New Years race too and a half marathon in Florida in Feb.
More importantly have fun
Nice work on that streak! You’ve done a great job on your comeback this year and have definitely been my inspiration for coming back from this injury. I’m still working on rebuilding. Not sure what I’ll do next year yet. We’ll see how things all roll out…
Kimberly Hatting says
December is gonna be great, and you have a solid plan to finish strong. I’m registered for the Key West 13.1 (mid January), so I need to sneak in a few longish runs before then. I’ve never done a half marathon that early in the year, so I’m excited for the challenge.
Deborah Brooks says
NIce job on your run streak! Way to hit the ground running hard and finish the year strong!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
Congrats on your streak! I’m with you, I’m all about having fun this month! I can get too stressed out with trying to prepare for the holidays, but now that I’m not training for anything I want to run and do all my favorite workouts and just enjoy it!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…December Wellness Goals
Good! I hope you do enjoy everything!
Congrats on your streak! I want to get back into decent mileage this month, it’s been a while of low mileage for me and I miss it.
I have no doubt you will be back!
Good luck on your last race of the year. Looks like you have some solid plans for ending the year. Enjoy!