My window is fogged over from the icy temperatures outside. I see layers of white fluff creviced into branches on the trees that surround my condo. The ice on the roads makes my California tires spin as I plan a solid 30 minutes to get anywhere ahead of time.
I love Minnesota
I think outsiders to this Northern state think were crazy for living here. I can’t help but agree, however, there is something amazing about having a white Christmas. I won’t accept desert heat or palm trees this time of the year. It just doesn’t fit.
On that note, I am beginning to be a treadmill runner (out of force and fear of ankle injury.) I have always dabbled with logging miles on the tread but while living in California I got use to the paths.
I got out my planner last night and started planning out my runs. I boasted to my best friend that this week marks the beginning of marathon training for Fargo 2014.
I giggle when I see that this week’s “long run” is 8 miles. I reflect back on the fact that back in May a 17 mile run was “no biggie”. I guess you could say I am excited to train. I am excited to get back to logging lots “o” miles and looking forward to another city of 26.2.
What are you looking forward to? Ready to take on a new healthy initiative? Are you excited to try crossfit? Quit smoking? Or perhaps you’re cutting sugar? Whatever changes you are making I am right along with you! Have a great holiday season!
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