I can't wrap my mind around the fact that it's the holiday season. People are listening to Christmas music and I'm all like - wasn't it just Halloween like yesterday??!?! Nonetheless, Phil and I decorated my tree yesterday and I've done pretty much all of my Christmas shopping, so I may not feel ready for Christmas but I guess I am ready in other ways.
Blank Space by Taylor Swift - Yep, still loving Taylor Swift's new album. It's really different than her other albums but I love it. This song has a catchy beat!
This was a strong reading month for me. I read 5 books, bringing my total for the year to 61! My favorites were Us and The Girls from Corona Del Mar. Both are heavier books, but heavy in different ways. I'd recommend Us to fans of his other book, One Day, but I would not widely recommend The Girls from Corona Del Mar as it's different/heavy/a little depressing, but the writing was SO good and I couldn't put it down.
Us by David Nicholls - 4 stars
Glimpsing Heaven by Judy Bachrach - 3 stars
The Vineyard by Michael C. Hurley - 2 stars
The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris - 3 stars
The Girls from Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe - 4 stars
This was not my best month for mileage. I tweaked something in my foot earlier in the month and then tweaked something in my quad towards the end of the month. And it got too cold for this winter running wimp. So I only ran 45 miles. But I started the Holiday Shred and am happy with how those workouts are going. And I am planning to do the Runner's World Run Streak Challenge, which means running a mile/day every day in December. I've never tried to do something like this so it should be interesting/challenging!
This was not a strong month for outfits for me. It was cold so I wore a lot of sweaters which aren't exactly the most exciting article of clothing to wear. My favorite outfit was the one I wore to Julia Child Night. I've had the top for years but the pants are new (from StitchFix) and the boots were purchased this fall from Macy's.