You get a combined post today because I was too busy drinking beer at the Tin Can yesterday to report my run on this blog :)
On day 6 I ran 3 miles with my Running 102 class. I could write week after week about how this class inspires me, but this particular day it was a group of 8th graders that blew me away. Not because they were fast (in fact, there was a more "mature" runner that blew past a couple of them during our repeats), but because of their enthusiasm. It was a balmy 13 degrees and this group of kids could have been home eating pizza and playing xBox (which is probably what my little guys were doing). Instead, they are with a group of strangers running 800 meter repeats behind the YMCA. And smiling. Even a few of them (2 boys!)stayed for my yoga class after. It was a pretty cool way to end my Monday. Although the beer(s) at Tin Can didn't hurt.
I turned around and ran 4.5 miles in the bone chilling air with Kara and Kris. I so appreciate their company and camaraderie! A fresh snow fell and it was hypnotic to listen to the crunch of our feet underneath. It's New Year's Eve so a shot a selfie to celebrate (no, I didn't not run in the tiara. I would have if I knew it would stay on).
Until tomorrow (I am sure a small hangover will accompany me on my run), run happy friends!