Sharon, who is training for the Hagg Lake 50k with me, is out of town for two weekends. I just don't feel like heading up to Forest Park by myself, so I'm sticking to the roads these two weeks. I haven't done a long training run on the roads since before this year's North Olympic Discovery Marathon in June. I'm trying to think of some of my old routes. This past weekend I wimped out and did two medium runs on Saturday and Sunday instead of a longer run. But this weekend I'm going to try to go longer.
I'm off from work this week, but my other running partner, Janet is working. So rather than sleeping in on our run days I've been getting up to run with her at 5:30 am. But its not so bad. In fact I love it. Really, there's nothing better than running in the cold darkness, coming back to a warm house, jumping in a hot shower and then going back to bed while its still dark, for an hour nap. Now that's my kind of sleeping in!
Christmas was very good. There's nothing like celebrating Christmas with a child. Marc surprised me with a pair of snowshoes. I really wasn't expecting them at all. Hopefully, I can find some time to break them in this winter.