End of November

End of November

I’ve not done a weekly roundup since finishing my Trailffest training. To be honest I’ve not been that regular with my runs or workouts since the start of October. I’ve still managed at least two runs a week but these have been shorter ones with the Start to Run course and my lunchtime running group.

However, I feel that this week I’m more in the swing of things.

I had a short but fun run with the Bridging group at my club on Wednesday evening, followed by my club’s AGM. Quite a few of the participants in the Start to Run group have stayed on to run with the Bridging Group which is really nice. We’re running just over 3 miles at the moment and will be increasing this over the next few weeks.

On Thursday I ran with my lunchtime group at work. It was actually a horrible run for me as I had a stitch the whole time which only eased off once I stopped. But nevertheless I felt good afterwards and full of energy for the rest of the day.

Saturday saw me at my local parkrun which turned out to be rather social, there were a lot of people I knew who had decided to run it too. It was a very cold, frosty morning  and the race director warned of black ice on the course. Within minutes of starting one runner had quite a tumble so I spent the rest of the run eagerly looking for ice on the path. I had a really good run, I ran at a very comfortable pace and finished in 28:12. 

So in all I was pleased with my runs. I’m planning on running another three times next week plus get back to my Pilates class as I’ve missed a few recently.

How about you? Did you enjoy your runs this week? What are your running and fitness plans for next week?

This weekly wrap up is part of the link up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.


  • Great job getting your runs in this week! Glad you were able to dodge the black ice on the course in the park. Hopefully the other runner was ok.

    • He picked himself up and carried on running! But it was quite a circus tumble he did.

  • I was happy with my runs last week and over the weekend. Our local Turkey Trot (in our neighborhood) was very successful, and I did a hilly trail run yesterday. I always feel worn out after a trail run, but I also feel like a champ for finishing. Happy training!!

    • I do love a hilly trail run! I always feel like I’ve really accomplished something when I finish, it’s a great feeling.

  • Black ice is scary! You did have a great finish time though! I plan to try another run later this week (coming back from a foot injury). I used to run at lunch on the treadmill and it does give you so much energy to make it through the remainder of the day. Now, I rely on coffee. Aren’t those side stitches annoying? There’s usually no rhyme or reason either. I appreciate you linking with us, Nicola and hope you have a wonderful week.

    • I thought I had managed to stop the stitches as I’ve not had one for ages so was doubly annoyed at having one!

  • I love your blog name! I give you credit for running a race in icy conditions! I run outside all winter, but I only go super, super slow if there’s ice. We had so much ice last winter that even when it was well into spring and very warm, I still found myself watching for ice when I ran!

    • I forgot all about the fact that my local parkrun can get icy so didn’t even think about not turning up! Last winter they had to cancel quite a few times due to the ice.

  • Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin

    Oh goodness glad it wasn’t you who took the tumble on the icy path! That would scare me for sure. I’m so glad you linked up with us! The only run I ran last week was my 18 miler since I was out of town. And this week well I got in a 5k before work then I have a half on Saturday. Yup I’ll be back on the road with more travel. Maybe next week will feel more normal, who knows 😉 I hope you have a great week!

    • I’m definitely going to be more careful on the road now!

      Thanks for hosting the link up. I’ve found some great new blogs to read through it.

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