November 2014 – Month in review

Better late than never…

November 2014 – Nike+ Summary

November 2014 – Nike+ Summary

173 miles in November. I’ve been travelling a lot for work recently so I’m a little behind on my blog.

November was a mix of ramping up my traning again for the upcoming Goofy Challenge and also the chance to get out and run longer while on vacation. I will admit I’m tired. I cannot wait to start the taper to the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend as my excitement coupled with my adrenaline makes that the most incredible weekend of running.

This November I didn’t have any races when in the last few years I have run the Philadelphia Marathon and our local Thanksgiving 5 miler. Due to a family wedding, our schedule changed and my wife and I found ourselves unavailable for the Philadelphia Marathon this year (that is why we signed up to the the Baltimore Marathon in October). Also as a consequence of this change we were in Florida over Thanksgiving and missed our local Bucks County Road Runners 5 miler.

Start of the wedding weekend festivities. We scrub up nicely. No running gear.

My with my two future running buddies.

My with my two future running buddies.

We didn’t let that stop us getting some good long training runs in during the month. We were visiting my folks down in Sarasota (they were in for vacation) and they were happy to look after the boys while Shari and I went out for our runs each day (thank goodness for iPads). Shari and I rarely get to run together except for the odd occassion and on race days. We only had one day on the vacation where we had to take turns to run. On Thanksgiving we ran an ‘unofficial’ half marathon (as there was a lot of eating planned later in the day). Also during our time down there I met up with Rob from the Mickey Milers who came and joined us for an 8 mile run. Rob and I celebrated our run with unlimited pancakes and coffee (for $5) at the Anna Maria Island Cafe. Nice 🙂

Long run on Longboat Key

Long run on Longboat Key

Meeting up with fellow Mickey Miler, Rob.

Meeting up with fellow Mickey Miler, Rob.

Our own Thanksgiving Half Marathon. Earned some good desserts.

Our own Thanksgiving Half Marathon. Earned some good desserts.

I’m still churning out the miles and doing simulated Goofy back to back runs. With all the travel for work it’s pretty busy but I am racking up the airmiles to go along with my running miles. I’m looking forward to some family time and as said before the taper as we approach the holidays and also the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.

One more month to go!!!

One more month to go!!!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and seasons greetings to all.

 

 

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