It's been an interesting week!
Most people are aware of my planking challenge for the month of November. If not, you can read about it HERE. November came to a close, and so did the Challenge. My goal was to have 200 total planking minutes, and I ended the month with 210. Stay tuned, there's a summary and some final thoughts on the Challenge coming.
|Planking...yes, it sometimes happened in my street clothes|
I'm currently taking part in the Runner's World Holiday Running Streak (you can read about that HERE. So far, so good. I'm hoping to do all of my Streak runs on pavement (and/or trails).....in other words, outside. The weather has been cooperating with that endeavor, and I currently have 28 miles logged since Thanksgiving Day, all of which have happened outdoors, in the fresh (though sometimes damp) winter air.
|My most recent Streak run may have involved some colorful holiday attire|
With the planking challenge coming to an end, I decided (rather late on the evening of December 1st) to start a new challenge to see me through the remainder of 2105. Apparently "simply" running every day wasn't tough enough. So, I'm also doing 100 push-ups every day. No, I am not doing all of these push-ups in succession, nor am I not doing all of them on my toes. But I am doing 100 of them. Daily. And the first three days my triceps, deltoids and pectorals were pretty angry with their over-achieving owner. That's life, and all is well.
|Assume the position....|
Finally, a sequel to my racing season was born. The University of Iowa Hawkeye football team received a bid to the Rose Bowl, you know, the "grandaddy of them all" bowl games. We have a soon-to-be college graduate, a second child in college, and our third will be in college in a couple years. We do not have too many opportunities for grandiose family trips with all three kids available. So, we're California dreaming, and that means I have visions of California running and racing. I have already scoped out a potential half marathon, as well as a 5K...and both fit nicely around the football obligations. Yeah, I know. Priorities.
I had planned on calling the racing season good and, other than a 5K this next weekend, considered 2015 a wrap. But let's be honest, runners are a different breed. If we travel, we usually bring our running shoes, and if we can find a local event....well, we're there with a race bib.
So, that's a brief wrap on the latest and greatest in my little corner of the world. I'm linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. I invite you to head over and check out their blogs, and all the others linked for some great reads!
Have you ever traveled to a faraway destination and spontaneously did a race (or several)? Have you taken on more than one challenge at a time?