Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome, November

As I'm sure you all already know, today is the first day of November. We have definitely been seeing lots of fall, and even winter, weather. There are only two months left in 2011 and I want to make them count.

This is my absolute favorite time of year, with all the holidays and snow. However, I usually put on some weight during this time of year. I am not super concerned with my weight but I really want to work on losing weight this year instead of gaining it.

Growing up I never liked this time of year but now I love it. I love the orange & red leaves, the cooler air, and everything pumpkin. And I am looking forward to so much more.

I can't wait for even cooler temps, running in those cooler temps, hot chocolate, snow, Christmas decorations, Christmas cookies, and fireplaces.

I am probably most excited about training for and running a Thanksgiving 5K. I have done a few speed sessions and have really seen some big improvement. Despite my recent trouble with my IT band I am looking forward to completely crushing my current 5K PR.

I have been a vegetarian for more than three years now but lately I have been struggling to incorporate enough fruits & veggies into my diet. I am making it my goal for this month to eat as many fruits & veggies as possible.

I want to get healthy and strong and I know that sticking to a healthy diet is maybe the most important way to do that.

What are your goals for November? 


  1. wow! that first pic is absolutely gorgeous! love it! i really love fall...its not always great being cold but just means I can stay under the covers longer in my warm sweatpants and cuddle with my pup :)

    I am excited for you to crush your 5k PR as well!!!

    this month i am just focused on having a good balance of me time with dissertation time. i feel pretty burnt out after working so hard core on my apps the past few weeks. ready to have more of a balance in my work and play again :)

  2. That picture of the leaves is exactly why I love fall!! And I am also a sucker for pumpkins!

    I am running my first 10k on Thanksgiving morning so one of my November goals is to train well for that and PR (haha-impossible not to pr!)