After eating the biggest crab legs I've ever cooked - really, there was initial concern that we didn't have a vessel big enough to steam them! - we played cards until the witching hour. For the Midnight Mile, Chaco was coming down with the crud, Magnum was battling the crud, and Wolfgang has just gotten over the crud, so went a-partying. That left Meego and me as the sole milers, but Magnum and Chaco joined us in the arctic as our official recorders/photographers.
And it wasn't bad. 10 degrees when we headed out into the land of fireworks and snow, no wind to speak of. A few slippery spots, but a good time, good time.
This morning, I woke up to sunny skies for another New Year's Day Rescue Run 10k.
The sunny skies didn't stick around, however, and we were soon under a thick cloud blanket. Oh well! It's New Year's day! Let's be real!
As always, it was a good time at Palmer Park. The course is very hilly and somewhat rugged. I assessed my lot of running shoes and realized I have nothing remotely resembling trail shoes. I put on my bald Brooks and headed out.
After about the first mile in, the snow started falling. It was actually nice and gave the run a very festive feel, especially out there in the boonies on New Year's day. It seemed the perfect way to spend the holiday morning! Until we all had to drive home. Yeesh, that was more challenging than the freaking race!
As expected, there was ice and snow to deal with. One stretch of about a mile or so was particularly annoying, but I baby-stepped through so as to not necessitate an actual rescue during the Rescue Run.
Time of 50:14 - my slowest ever on that course.
10th place overall for the ladies
1st place for the old ladies
So my time wasn't that great because of the ice and crap, but everyone else had to run through the ice and crap, so I'm happy with the overall standings. Most of all, though, it's a fun race on New Year's day for a good cause.
And I'm liking this year's shirt. See?
Here's my first place old lady medal. Yep, pure solid gold...
I also won a coupon for a pizza and a couple of 3-day passes at 24-hour fitness. That place is probably pretty quiet this time of year *sarcasm*.
Happy New Year!