|James with his new cousin, Parker|
As for running, I've been getting in what I can, but I'm just exhausted. Between work, James and Christmas I just need an entire day to sleep to finally catch up. I did finally get my snow day! Wednesday we got about 8" so I worked from home which meant I got to run Confier Mountain in the snow. Of course while I was so excited to run in the snow I may have overlooked that with snow comes cold. It was -7F when I stepped out the front door. That's cold. Needless to say I felt lucky to have gotten in a 5 mile run. Despite my hands being numb and my eye lashes freezing together I still had a great run. There's something about running in the snow. Its just quite and peaceful. You rarely see another person, animal, car, nothing. Its just you and the snow crunching beneath your feet.
Friday I was fried from work so decided to skip out early to run with Dan. We hadn't been to Mt Falcon in quite awhile so we agreed to go climb the hill. The trail was snowpacked, easy enough to run but still gorgeous. I just dazed off staring at the snow covered trees and listening to the crunching under our feet. For some reason as we climbed I began to really miss running with Robert. The running was easy and it was a beautiful blue sky day. I couldn't help but think how he would have loved running up this hill with us just chatting as we went. Definitely one of the best days I've had running in awhile.
|Born 3 days apart, James and Sam are destined to be BFFs!|
It was a perfect Christmas!
Week December 17 - 23
Miles Running: 18.5
Hours Hiking and Running: 3.5
Week December 24 - 30
Miles Running: 10.5
Hours Hiking and Running: 2.5