After I looked at my numbers for November, I decided to assess what year-end goals were in reach. 1000 miles is not in the cards this year, and that’s ok. I’m at right around 650 miles right now, and if I push a bit, I can maybe get to 750 by the end of the year. That’s pretty much a 10K every other day. Let’s see how it goes.
So I went for my first run of December on Saturday morning. It was right around a 10K, the usual spot in DC. It was a cold morning, around 35 degrees, so I didn’t bring Mini along this time. But I did get some spectacular sunrise photos.
And I capped this all off by seeing Marine One on my drive back home
So, one run this week, 6.36 miles.
I am planning to run a half marathon, though, next Sunday.
This last week kind of went by in a blur. The three of us were sick for a little bit with a cold, and so we were fighting that off after the Thanksgiving break. On Friday, I went back to the gym, which was nice after a two week hiatus. Otherwise, I don’t really remember too much from the weekday, other than the usual life blur.
The weekend was very nice. On Friday night, Jess and I took Mini to Baked Joint for pizza + jazz. Mini seems to love hearing the music. It’s a fun family tradition for us. After putting Mini to bed, we rewatched “Get Out” which certainly held up to the incredible impression we had when we saw it in theaters. On Saturday, I rose early and did my 10K. Jess had some things planned in the afternoon, so Mini and I went to the portrait gallery. We saw a few exhibits, most notably was the exhibits on “Famous Americans” where various character actors were staged next to their portraits to tell their story. We stayed to listen to the guy who played Bobby Kennedy. He did a great job, so I did feel bad when Mini looked at him and screamed in a terrified way as he started talking about his assassination (pure coincidence–I think?). It was the first time, I’ve had to cart away a screaming baby from a public performance. What a year of firsts!
We hung out in the courtyard for a bit afterwards, and this is a goal of mine to do more in 2018.
That evening, we headed to a friend’s place to watch Clemson clinched their third straight college football playoff berth with their domination over Miami. It’s unbelievable. Still hard to believe that they have had a run like this. I truly am going to look back at these years as the best of times!
On Sunday, our brother-in-law was randomly in town, and so we met up with him and other family to attend a German Christmas market in DuPont circle. It was actually a big disappointment, I thought, but we enjoyed the company we had.
So, the weekend was pretty action packed. I’m flying to Charleston on Friday for an appointment with my mom. Fingers crossed for continued good news!