January 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
What I’m reading this week:
- The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw (2012)
- “A Prayer Before Dying” by Po Bronson (Wired, December 2002)
- “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap” by Eve Pell (The New York Times, January 24, 2013)
January 27, 2013 § 5 Comments
“I like the commitment.” — guy who drove past me as I ran in a snowstorm this afternoon
This weekend was about running fast and short; long and slow. Saturday morning I embarked on a new goal, inspired by my cousin who did 12 races in 2012. I’m gunning for 13 in 2013 and started off the series with my first race, the Securian Winter Run 5k. Despite the cold (3 degrees above zero), the hills, the layers of clothes, and the fact that I’m a slow runner, I’m thrilled with my time. And thankful for my running friends for doing the icy run with me.
Barring any illness or injuries, the stats to beat next month:
- Time: 28:09 (9:04 pace)
- Overall place: 59/367
- Female: 19/222
- Division (F40-49): 6/57
I’m already looking forward to the next race — perhaps a Valentine’s Day jaunt. Then on to some longer runs and trail races in the spring.
Wrapped up the weekend with a lovely seven-mile run along one of my favorite routes — Summit, the Mississippi River, St. Clair, Victoria. It was tough going in some places, especially up the steep hills, but I’m addicted to jogging in the falling snow, the first to make tracks in piles of fluff. One of those magic moments when you want to run forever.