I love the concept of kicking off the new year with a race and was thrilled with the opportunity to coach a group of runners with this goal in mind, but this lacks some appeal when you add in the fact that we live in the frozen tundra and race morning brought us sub zero temperatures and windchills. Combine this with my lingering (and quite awful) cough that scares many and I chose the inside option pushing O in the BOB. This meant 8 laps around the stadium along with the other parent child teams.
It was warm, the music was playing and we had fun, best part my lungs were not frozen! Honestly the 8 laps went pretty quick. After I finished my run O got out of the stroller and we ran a victory lap together just in time for daddy and grandpa to come upstairs from their run and give high 5s as she neared the finish line. I am also using this race as my 5 by the 5th Race for Laura's series
It was a fun way to start 2013 although could have been a little warmer. I am getting a little tired of the constant below zero temps/windchills requiring running on the treadmill. Enough!
Who else ran to kick off 2013? What is your commitment to a healthy year?
Me, I am committing to being happier and focusing on others. I want to take a minute and say thank you for the comments on yesterday's goal post. You have helped me see the importance in life isn't always each little thing, but the big picture and despite not achieving each little goal I set (and why did 12/31 have to be the deadline?) I have done a great deal in 2012 and it will only help me get where I want to be.