Sunday, January 01, 2006


I was getting ready for my first run of the year this morning when I caught a glimpse of this view outside our bedroom window. It delayed the start of my run by a few minutes while I hunted down my camera for this shot. After a month off from running, and during which I thoroughly enjoyed my never-met-a-dessert-I-didn't-like diet (including tiramisu and chocolate cake just hours before the new year deadline!), I've been looking forward to getting started again.

This picture was taken at about 7:30 am. A few minutes later, I was running through my neighborhood, down the familiar sidewalks and streets that I hadn't seen up close in a while. It was quiet outside, a very comfortable 60-ish F, with a gentle cool breeze. I was out for about an hour, but stopped a couple of times to enjoy the freshness of the morning air, and the unusual sight of completely empty streets well past 8 o'clock in the morning. I saw only two other people walking, and no one running.

It was a great dust-off-the-cobwebs run. Well, some cobwebs fell off last week as I took my 4th grader for daily runs for her upcoming science fair project. Does 6 days x 0.5 miles count as running? We have one more half-miler to do today to complete 7 days of test data collection. I'll post the hypothesis and results later.

Happy New Year to all!


Rae said...

Happy New Year and welcome back to the running world! I've never met a tiramisu I didn't like!

Thomas said...

Well done. One hour of running after a long break is a great comeback.

And no, 6 days x 0.5 miles do not count as running. Sorry.

E-Speed said...

Happy New Year!

The science project sounds fun!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful picture. Looks like you run in a lovely area!

Lora said...

Whenever one runs, it counts!! You really know how to stop and smell the roses!! Inspiring!!