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After thoroughly enjoying my weekend – more cookies and mulled wine, yeah – it’s finally time to write about last month’s workouts, and especially the first two weeks of the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge.

November was quite a good month for me. After slacking a little (ahem, a lot), I made it to two Pilates classes, ran 22 miles, biked 11 miles, and tried Racketball (or Squash?) for the very first time! I also walked a lot, and ate lots of fruit and vegetables.

During the past few months I’ve been struggling with my workout motivation, but I think I’ve finally found it again. Joining the HBBC has helped me a lot! This challenge has also taught me, that it doesn’t matter what you do, how long or how fast you go. Just move!

I’ve also noticed that I really enjoy indoor biking. Riding the stationary bike at my gym is much more fun than running on the treadmill. So if I’m really not in the mood to pound the belt, I hop on the bike instead. Sweat is sweat, after all.

These are my goals for December:


  • Workout 3-4 times per week. Running, biking, Pilates, whatever!


  • Enjoy seasonal treats (cookies, lebkuchen, mulled wine) in moderation, while also eating lots of fruit and veggies (7 servings per day).


  • Ok, I give up. I still only get 6 hours per night, but I balance it off with sleeping in and taking several naps on the weekends.


  • Cookies! That’s all I have to say. Recipes will follow.

Let’s enjoy December to the fullest!

P.S. If you’re still interested in my workout stats, check out my Dailymile site!

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Hurts So Good

I’m getting a nagging suspicion, that my co-workers are trying to kill me. Seriously. First they talk me into running with them at least once a week, and then on Tuesday they dragged me along to play Racketball (or something like that). As I had never tried anything like that before, I was a little apprehensive, but also curious. Turns out my hand-eye coordination isn’t that bad at all.

After chasing that tiny rubber ball and swinging my borrowed racket for about 40 minutes, I was sweating buckets! And I already felt my leg muscles tightening up. I had no idea that this was only the beginning of the worst muscle soreness in a very long time. I can still hardly walk today. Ouch!

But still, I went on a run today. See, I told you that my co-workers are plotting my miserable end. They are some stubborn folk.

It was quite chilly today (call me a wuss, but 40°F is cold in my book) but also sunny, so all in all it was a beautiful fall day, perfect for running along my favorite river.

The Stats:

  • Distance: 4.2 miles (6,8 km)
  • Time: 48:10 minutes
  • Average pace: 11:28 min/mile
  • Feeling: Sunny

More than four miles?! Dang, I didn’t know I still had that in me! The time literally flew by, and I had so much fun.

If you are a runner, what temperature do you consider too cold for running outside?

Have a great weekend!

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