While I didn’t hit any new mileage records in November (highs or lows), it certainly was an active month. My running mileage picked up from a lowly 27 miles in October to 38 in November.
The two biggest stories were my PR in a Thanksgiving Day 4-mile race and reffing the most number of hockey games I ever have in a single month: 24! I also still need to put together a race recap of the Schaumburg half marathon that Becky and I ran together in the rain on Saturday, November 26…
I’ve never really put together a reffing recap since this is really a blog about running. But I found it noteworthy that I spent a total of nearly 42 hours being active! But somehow my weight still managed to creep up even higher as I tipped the scales at 192. Time to start eating a better again so I can start moving back down towards 180. For whatever reason, I’ve found that I don’t have a lot of cravings when I’m running consistently–even when I’m putting in a lot of mileage. But as soon as I start reffing a lot, my appetite skyrockets.
I’ve also found that while skating and reffing use different muscles than running, they’re really helpful in working out my soreness from runs and racing. I woke up after both races incredibly sore, but reffing a double-header helped me feel infinitely better both times.
Time: 5 hours, 49.5 minutes
Calories burned: 4,514
Games: 24 (most I’ve ever done in a month)
Time: 36 hours (approximately 1.5 hours per game)