The Ugly Sweater 5k was a free, untimed race. All we had to do was bring new underwear and socks as a donation to the Caring Closet.
|I was accidentally matchy matchy with my Facebook friend, Liz, who blogs at 1012 Miles.|
|I failed in the ugly sweater department, but Diana and Sonya looked great. A sparkle skirt is always festive, though.|
|This guy won the Ugly Sweater trophy. That's an iPad with a fireplace "lit up" on his chest.|
Then, yesterday, I had the chance to run 5 miles with a new running buddy. Lara completed her first Ironman last summer. Our families have been hanging out together since baseball season, and I've wondered if I she would be willing to run with me. Have you ever asked an Ironman to train with you?
Luckily, she's building base miles to run the Eugene full in April. This means, she's running slow and attempting to keep her heart rate at a certain level. This translated into 10 minute miles, so I was able to keep up.
2. We're driving to eastern Oregon today for A's basketball tournament in Bend. S was looking at the pass conditions online last night. There is 9' off snow on the sides of the road at the summit. The team is leaving 2 hours earlier than planned. I feel so bad for the coach who has to drive an activity bus full of teenagers over the mountain.
The snow should stop by tonight, so our drive home on Saturday should be clear and cold. I'm glad S is driving our car.
3. The Mississippi Blues Half Marathon is sneaking up on me (a week from Saturday). After I run this morning, I'll be at a whopping 47 total miles for the month of December. My mileage always drops off in November and December, and that's fine. I just wish I would remember not to plan races in January.
Oh well, this race is more about social time with the amazing Elizabeth from Running for Bling. I'm also hoping to meet Beth from Run + Travel for the first time IRL.
|Not a bad medal, either.|
Are you racing in January? Which one?