So, the last time I blogged, I left you sitting on the edge of your seat about my nearly 1K for the year's mileage, so first let me relieve you of the burden of that anticipation:
I did indeed get my final miles in last Thursday and Friday so that I hit 1,000 by Nov 30th.
Over the weekend, then, I got Dec kicked off with 2 short runs (3 miles and 4.5 miles respectively). I don't really have much by way of Dec running goals -- the month will be busy (I have less than 2 weeks remaining in the term and then we fly to MN for a 10 day vacation over the holidays), and I don't know how much running will get done. So my Dec approach is just run what gets run.
In other breaking Jess news, I had to serve on jury duty yesterday. It was a long day of sitting and waiting, but on the whole, it was actually a kind of pleasant day. I just sat and read all day. I never get to do that anymore! It helped that I am reading a really engrossing book:
I'm actually reading like 3 books right now (hopping around between them depending on my mood), but this one has sucked me in. I started it Sunday evening, and after yesterday's marathon jury duty reading session, I'm 2/3 through it. In many ways, the plot is a bit predictable, but it's compelling nonetheless. Plus, it's very fast-paced and the reading is easy, so I'm speeding through it, which is kind of a nice break from the other two books I'm reading which are a bit denser and more demanding (Book 3 of Game of Thrones and the Lincoln biography Team of Rivals).
Back to the jury duty business: I didn't get selected for a jury, so what sucks is that I'm still obligated to call in every night for the next two weeks, because I may still have to return to serve within that timeframe. Worst timing ever with the end of the term, but whatever. I think the likelihood of getting called back within the next two weeks is slim, but we'll see.