AVR – Week In Review – 1/1/12

Christmas and New Year‘s Eve are all over and done with – I am not a Grinch or party-pooper, but at the same time I am glad the Holidays are over and done with. It is time to get back into a regular routine and not worry about shopping and overeating and drinking too much (not that I don’t usually do more than 1 alcoholic drink every other day), so I was a good boy that way.

Running This Week

I kept over 20 miles for the week, which is one of my goals for next year and I even ran two 5.0 milers and felt pretty good about them. I finished reading “Chi Running” this week and have been trying to incorporate many of the ideas and practices from ChiRunning into my running form. This does seem to be helping a bit.

This week in a word: Great
I got down to 170 yesterday and hopefully will break the 170 barrier sometime this week. The best part is that I continued to loose weight even though it was the week between Christmas and New Years.
The right knee is doing better, but it does take a little bit to loosen up before I forget about it and just run. The lower back is still a little sore, but much better than it was a couple of weeks ago.
It is pretty evident that the Saucony Peregrines are my go-to shoes and I am very impressed by how well they are working in all different running conditions for me.

Blog Posts
Below are the posts from last week:

  1. Didn’t Want to Run But Did – 12/25/11
  2. Running Gifts – What did you get?
  3. Initial Impression of Trying “Chi Running” – 12/26…
  4. The Hardest Thing About Running
  5. Running Carefully & Focusing – 112/27/11
  6. Thank You for your Support
  7. Muddy Run Down Back in Shorts – 12-28-11
  8. Looking Back at My 2011 Goals
  9. Wanted to Run, Rest Day Instead – 12-29-11
  10. Book Review – Chi Running
  11. 2011 and Beyond – My Running in the Future
  12. I am now Officially a Janathon Participant
  13. Five Miler Done-Just a Little Slippery – 12/30/11
  14. Running in 2011 – The Year of the Knee
  15. My IRC Run in Freezing Rain – 12/31/11
  16. AVR – December 2011 in Review
  17. Time to Re-Set My Personal Records
  18. First Run of 2012 and Day 1 of Janathon Challenge

This was week was a lot about reflecting about last year and figuring out what I wanted to do for 2012. I actually think that this is an important thing for us all to do. I received a couple of books for Christmas and another running blogger offered up and I received a couple more books this week, so I have a lot of reading to do. I finished Chi Running and I have a feeling that I will be re-reading sections of that book quite a bit during 2012. With the books that I received and the old running books in my library, I won’t run out of running reading material right off.  These are in addition to all the blogs that I read too.

Top Ten

Thank You again for reading posts from “A Veteran Runnah”.

Keep smiling and good things will happen! 🙂

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