Merry Christmas and/or happy holidays of all other varieties!
I’ve been having a pleasant time in Charlottesville over the weekend. I’ve taken a couple of enjoyable runs – including one yesterday despite waking up to an unexpected Christmas Eve snow.
My brother and I opted to be daring and venture out for a trail run on O-Hill in the wintery weather. It was a definite challenge trying to navigate the rocks and roots on the trail beneath layers of fallen leaves and snow. I almost bit the dust a few times and really struggled on one epic half-mile up hill. Still, I enjoyed the challenge and felt like a bad ass battling the snow.
Christmas Day proved to be really promising for my 2013 running goals….
I got everything that I could have wanted this year including my very first running watch – a Garmin Forerunner 10. It is a very basic watch but is able to measure distance, time, pace, and calories, all while not being so massive that it overtakes my tiny wrist. Even though I’ve been running three years I have been putting off use of a running watch the entire time. Now I feel more legit.
It’s also that time again and my shoes are looking and smelling a little worse for wear. My parents were sweet enough to get me a new pair of Brooks Glycerin 10’s. I have absolutely loved my last pair of Glycerin 9’s so I am happy as can be to have these ready to roll for 2013. I don’t love the color scheme as much as my last pair (black and bright blue, my favorite Panthers colors) but I am still happy they are mostly dark.
I hope all your holidays are also full of fun gifts and, most importantly, some good family or friend time!
‘Til next time kids!