1.08.2016

Looking Back: December

December was packed full of fun and family and food! I am sad to see it go, while at the same time am looking forward to starting a new year full of fresh new things! I am going to keep this one short, as I mostly already talked about a lot of these same things in my Best Of posts.

Running: I picked things up at the end of the month and managed to run 142 miles in December. In addition, I had 4 strength training sessions, 15 miles of biking and 6 miles of hiking. All in all, I would call it a success, as my total "activities" equaled 40. My goal for the month was 30, but the fact that I ride to AND from work, equaling 2 activities per day, really upped the numbers more than I thought it would.

Reading: In December I read 5 books; my favorites were:

The Beekeeper's Apprentice: A fun play on Sherlock Holmes with a new assistant, teenager Mary Russel. Its fun to see them solve mysteries and to see the inner workings of Holmes' mind through Mary's eyes.

The Architect's Apprentice: Set in late 1500s in Istanbul, this is an interesting glance at life in those times. We get to meet a white elephant, the sultan, his architect and the 4 apprentices and to learn their stories.

 Inside the O'Briens: Another good book by Lisa Genova (Still Alice) which goes into the heartache that comes to families along with Huntington Disease. Like Still Alice, I couldn't put it down.

Travel: December was mostly filled with holiday travel, and I got to see many old friends and family and to meet many new family members as well!

What was December like for you? What are you reading right now? 

6 comments:

  1. Dang, you packed a lot of activity and reading into the month of December which is impressive since it is already such a busy time of year! December was not a good reading or running month for me but I did go to yoga a lot and did more strength training, which is good. December was fun but I was happy to see the month end. I got a lot of questions from people about whether Phil had proposed or whether I thought he would propose and blah blah blah. Which gets old real fast.

    Right now I am reading A Pig in Provence which is a food memoir about Provence.

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  2. You managed to fit in a lot of exercise and reading in December- I'm impressed! Mine was busy with traveling to see my family and then traveling for Christmas

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  3. You did a lot in December! I haven't read 5 books in the past 6 months, let alone in 4 weeks!

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  4. You did manage to fit in a lot for such a busy month. That's a lot of reading and running! I am in between books right now, anxiously waiting for a few to come in at the library!

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