As is tradition - I'm not sure when it started - we had dead crustacean for New Year's Eats. As the buttery slobbering commenced, I mentioned that I really should make crab legs more often, just not so often that they aren't special on New Year's.
There was general agreement. "Okay, so when else?", I surveyed.
I didn't know if we'd be doing the midnight mile or not. Chaco and Wolfgang in particular may have made other plans. Everyone knows I'm up for it, though.
Since we were all holed up at home, we laced up the running shoes and waited for the magic hour.
Kat and Meego assessed the conditions as snow lightly fell close to midnight. Kat chose not to run...
Temperatures were right around 20F - relatively balmy for our Midnight Mile, the clouds and snow blanketing us in "warmth".
Good times. Magnum and the bum knee even put forth a decent showing. I did make a video, but it was just too dark and not worth publishing. Just know we were awesome.
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After that excitement, I had to unwind so as to rest up. I needed to be at another starting line this morning. The Rescue Run 10K.
What a beautiful day! Bright and sunny and about 20F (still) when I left home.
It was held at a local park that we've hiked in quite a bit, but I really didn't know what the race course would be like. It advertised "The courses are challenging and hilly " which I expected from our hikes there.
They also boasted "The views on the 10K course are spectacular, with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range mountains."
Omigosh, that was so TRUE! Beautiful views! For someone who normally just runs around the suburbs, this was a real treat. And the proceeds go for a good cause - the county Search and Rescue. Over 800 revelers joined me. Wolfgang opted out, preferring quick and dirty 5K's instead.
Considering I'd never run this course before, some sections of the race were quite hilly and icy, and I'd never run a 10K race before, I figured I'd just go with the flow, hoping to finish in less than 54 minutes. I clocked in at 49:53, which was good enough for 2nd place old lady.
Happy New Year!