So embarrassed that this is my first blog post in December! What happened?
Of course, the holidays happened. I finished up a long fall season of running on November 16 then set about getting ready for the arrival of family for Thanksgiving, and it seems like it's been non-stop ever since.
But one good thing about coming off a marathon right before the holidays is that Coach Jenny Hadfield has a four-week marathon recovery plan, so I could stick that thing up on the fridge and check off days, just like I like. And it's gotten me to exercise nearly every day. I also joined a holiday exercise challenge on Facebook (thank you again, Coach Jenny), where you post your proposed mileage for the week and try to hit it. It's low-pressure, but incredibly supportive (seriously -- look this thing up next year!) and it's been enough to get me to do something or other most days.
And I did the Reston Snowman 5K one Saturday. The weather cooperated to produce actual snow, which made for a slippery, tricky, crowded run. But I will definitely do it again, because running with Santa and snowmen and guys in Grinch shorts is a fun part of a holiday season.
Have you been able to exercise this season? Do you think it helps with stress? I can't decide if it helps or just makes me tired. I hope that your holiday season has been a happy one so far!