I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and received lots of new, fun, running related gifts to make 2013 the best running year! I also hope everyone didn't get to commercialized at Christmas and celebrated the real reason for season.
I was able to get in 10 miles on Christmas Eve at the Pettit Center. The doors now open earlier and so I arrive a little before 6:00AM since I had a conference call scheduled at 8:30. The first almost 3 miles were all by myself on the track. It is nice sometimes when you are by yourself. I get a lot of thinking done when running and I was able to reflect on the holidays and gatherings that already happened and ones about to take place that day or the next. Then a few other runners joined in and the track was no longer mine alone.
Last Saturday was getting ready for the Polar Bear Dash 5K which takes place on New Year's Day. Chris and I marked and measured the course and knowing where the mile marks would be plus where the runners would enter the water and how far into the water they would go. It was a chilly morning but no wind and sunny. Beautiful out for a run, we would be very happy if the same weather happened next Tuesday.
Now it is getting all the final supplies for the race and making sure we didn't forget anything. Should be a good day to start the new year off on the right foot...and then the left.
Keep on Running!!!