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GoVember Distance Report and December Goals (with pics!)

Sunday, December 01, 2013

This month was not very active in terms of running. I was mostly recovering from the marathon at the end of October.

No need to say that my October highlight was definitely my time at the Niagara Marathon. I was so happy!

I did it in 3h36min. Finished 137 overall, 22 female and 6th in my category!
I reach more than 1 goal: I completed a marathon!!! & I qualified for the Canadian Forces National Running Championship for all distances (26.2 ; 13.1 and 10k - hope to be picked up for the marathon) and Boston 2015!

The other factor affecting my distance tracking and my overall health is my work: November was a VERY stressful month. One of the major course I am responsible for ended 15 Nov. As a result, from 1 -15 Nov I slept an average of 3-4 hours/ night. Ouch! I tried to stay on track but ... Ok you get the picture.

So here is where I stand in terms of Going the Distance:

2012 Overall Total was 2024k/1258 miles.
October 2012 : 113k/70 miles
November 130k/ 81 miles

Keeping stats and comparing my own stats makes me realize that: I AM making PROGRES! Here is why ...

My total distance so far for 2013 is 2121k/1317 miles. I reach my goal - I already reach my distance goal!
My distance covered since last report is 341 k/211 miles
October 2013 : 187k/116 miles
November 2013 : 154k/95.7 miles

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December Goals:

Tracking Food and no binging.
Drinking my water
Exercise or going outside for a short walk
Getting some zzz
Positive Blogging - do my recaps of the good stuff - there is a few chapters that I just did not take the time to port and I want to keep track of the positive in my life.

As always, there is a few challenge going around. That inspired me to share the #sparktheseason Photo a Day Challenge with my mom, sister and my two daughters as a fun way to stay connected and be positive (we live far from each other).

So here is a snap shot of #1 Lights:

My star at the top of our X-Mas tree - It belonged to my grandparents... It brings back so much good memories...
My daughter Emma and their tree... Nice! I like talking to her everyday on Facetime... She is working and studying hard... I know she will do well...

My sister posted this one: , these lights were a gift that we all received from my sister Eve - she got those for us in Hong Kong . I miss my Sis Eve (1976-2009) - 4 years now but at time it feels like I could take the phone and chat - hope you can feel my love.
And my mom...
Cute! and Creative...
I miss her too, she is in Texas for the next 3 months -

... Sending positive energy to all my sparkfriends - let's make healthy choices NOW - no need to wait until January to make resolutions!

Tomorrow: Traditions
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BEFIT014 12/2/2013 10:28PM

    Loved the pix!
December--new month!

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FIREFLY4407 12/2/2013 8:45PM

    Love the blog and the pics and the positive energy! November was stressful for me too but I'm also looking forward to making the best of December and already mentally gearing up for a strong 2014 start. Keep up your awesome progress!!
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NUTRON3 12/2/2013 7:14AM

    How awesome!!!!!

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TEMPENATIVE 12/1/2013 11:13PM

    oh this was a great blog, nice snapshot of your progress. the pics were totally cute. If i knew how to post pics in my blogs i would you are super creative and blessed with your mom and daughter. emoticon

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