So... bring it, 2013.
I am ready.
Today began my training for the Oakland Running Festival half-marathon. I think announced some day several days ago as the beginning, but that turned out to be a lie. And this was my first run since Jingle Bell Hell three weeks ago, so yeah...start of the training cycle.
Who knows if I'll make it to race day, but I'm operating as if. The power of positive thinking :)
This morning I was lolling about in bed, thinking about running but being completely non-committal about when... which was not really working for my husband. He's smart. He knew that my non-committal-ness was not a good sign. And he had agreed to help keep me 'on task' with regard to working out for the next few months. Yay, husband :) So he got to work...
We are going to go to the park this afternoon as a family...and you will run your favorite loop while the kids and I go for a hike.
Statement of fact. Not a question. Boom.
This afternoon we went to the park as a family...and I ran my favorite loop while he and the kids went for a hike.
I was greeted by this...
Running in frosting...with puddles.
I slipped and fell...
...on my ass.
But I'm A-okay.
All that white is reflected light off of water, which means mud.
Do we need any more pictures of mud?
I have more if we do.
I'm going to have a happy new year...for the whole year. Even if I wind up dirty and on my ass...it will be with a happy smile on my face, mark my words.