Monday: 0 - stomach virus. Apparently Jackson (my son) and I picked it up at a birthday party I brought him to on Saturday. Just about everyone there got it. Awesome.
Tuesday: 0 - not well enough to run.
Wednesday: 0 - planning to run, but my body still didn't feel up to it.
Thursday: 12 miles - South County Bike Path with Dan. Good to run again! We started from the Kingston train station and headed SW to Wakefield. With a NW wind, we were cruising along nice and easy. At the turnaround, we finally got to experience head on what we weren't noticing before - a very strong wind! Our miles got slower and Dan told me to go ahead after 9 miles. I wanted to run 6:45 pace the rest of the way. 1st mile 6:48, 2nd 7:05 - wow this stretch was windy, 3rd mile 6:33 - really windy but I was going all out. Total time - 1:29:28.
Friday: 0 - busy Xmas eve. My kids and I hiked Mt Tom in the morning. No one complained about the cold or the long walk! Even my 3 year old made it the entire way without me carrying her on my shoulders.
Saturday: 0 - Xmas day. My wife got me some really nice winter running clothes. Greg approved. He got me Yaktrax for running in the snow and ice and some anti-bonking products. We had 17 people at our house for dinner.
Sunday: 8 miles - Shumunkanuc Hill roads and Vin Gormley trail early before the heavier snow. I got to try out the new gear and loved it all - including the Yaktrax - really comfortable to wear over my trail shoes. I ran into a pack of mtn bikers (slightly friendly). I didn't wear a watch, but did peek at the time before I left and when I returned - about 59 minutes.
Weekly Total: 20 miles
Last Week: 42 miles
Year to Date: 1,377 miles