One of the more fun events on the running calendar is the One One Run. It happens every year on New years day 1/1 at 1 o'clock. A nice way to run off the hangover from ringing in the new year and it starts late enough that you don't have to drag ass out of bed uber early. The run is a 2.2 mile loop through a park that you can either do one loop or two. Being the ambitious runners the EPIC CREW is someone decided we needed to go farther and turn it into a full and half marathon using the 4.4 mile double loop as the end of our runs. It was named the Polar Bear Run or PBR for short which appropriately ended with us drinking ice cold cans of PBR :-) I had an issue with one of the zippers on the bottom of my tights this morning that caused me to arrive late so I ended up running most of the 8.7 mile pre One One by myself which thankfully wasn't too bad because I remembered my ipod. It was a great run and the hip didn't feel too bad but holy cow was it windy and cold!!!!! The run consisted of an out and back course. The out wasn't bad because the wind was at our backs, but the return was brutal. The wind and sleet was right in your face for at least 2 miles. I found myself looking sideways rather frequently to keep my eyeballs from icing over! Being late actually worked out in my favor because I got back less than 5 minutes before the One One started and I didn't have to stand around for 15 minutes like the punctual people did haha suckers. After finishing the fun run in 1:43:05 I sucked down my can of PBR muy rapido! It was cold standing outside and I didn't want to turn into an ice statue.
|Enjoying a cold PBR with a few of the CREW|
|The PBR tale as told by Garmin|
So I came up 9.5 miles short of 1000 in the 2011 calendar year....but.... last year I didn't run on new years day SO that means with todays PBR half that I did break 1000 miles in the last 365 days! I'll take that as close enough for a win! I can do that because it's my Blog and I checked with the only board member (myself) and I said it counts. Even though this year I barely made it to 1000 I've decided my first goal for 2012 is to double that number and shoot for 2000! I've been working on eating a healthier diet which will hopefully give my immune system a leg up and I'm going to work on not hurting myself by overtraining and getting a stupid injury. that being said I'll take a few days off in a row this week and hopefully this hip thing will be sorted out. I'm a guy and we don't like going to the Dr so I'm gonna avoid that if I can but I suppose if the rest this week doesn't help then next week I'll get in and have it looked at. Can't hit 2000 if I start off broken. Hope you all had a wonderfull New Years! Here's to 2012 and the good times to come!
Oh and I'm still working on a post to list my other goals for the year and my next over due race recap will be shorter than the last for sure. I'll regale you all with the tale of my first 25k, the 5/3 River Bank Run.