Thursday, December 1, 2011

November Recap and December Goals

November was pretty good, but it FLEW by! This time of year always goes by in a flash and it makes me a little sad. Good thing Christmas is around the corner to lift my spirits!

The main thing that happened in November was that Cory and I started our Ironman training. So far so good, but we were just in the preparation phase. We start Base Building next month and I am sure things will get more intense (at least I hope they will, I am ready to kick it up a notch).

In November Cory and I drove from Oregon to Colorado

I died my hair brown (I asked for brown and ended up just darker blond and it's washing out even lighter, I think it's a sign that I am just meant to be a blond) oh and got bangs...this is earth shattering news, I know.

I enjoyed MANY red starbucks cups

I discovered Cafe Rio salads, so delicious!

I got reacquainted with my trainer, we are going to be really good friends in the coming months.

I bought a new bike!!! can't wait to actually get it.

We ran a turkey day 10k

And we swim, bike, run, trained a lot, and loved it.

Here's how I did on my goals for November:

  1. Keep track of workouts better. I am participating in the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge and the Pile on the Miles so I need to keep track! Check, I have a super nerdy spreadsheet set up.
  2. Run at least 70 miles check! over 85
  3. Swim for at least 12 hours Nope, closer to 8 hours, DOH! need to get in the pool
  4. Bike for at least 20 hours Check! lots of time in the saddle this year, it was a mistake not to do more last year.
  5. Do my PT exercises every night No, But my PT said I didn't have to so I am ok with it.
  6. Do abs and arms exercises three times a week YUP!
  7. Eat healthy (except on Thanksgiving, on that day anything goes!) Mostly yes. I actually dropped weight this month, I am happy about this. I am getting closer to me "fighting weight" but this is it's own post.
I am happy with what I accomplished in November and here are my goals for December:

  1. Have fun with friends and family before training gets too crazy
  2. Continue to eat well 90% of the time (Christmas, and Christmas eve don't count)
  3. Follow my training plan
  4. Take more pictures, November pictures=fail!
What are your goals for December?


  1. Great goals for December. I think I will document some goals and see how that goes!

  2. Love Goal #1 for December.. Bc I bet once you get deep into IM training, social time will be really hard to come by.. Nice work in November!