Happy New Year
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I had a great time – a friend and I went to a party with her husband, then left at 10:15 to head to Central Park for the midnight four mile run. It was freezing – and I’m not exaggerating. It was 17 degrees, with a wind chill of about 3 when we began our run under some gorgeous fireworks. But by the end of mile one, we were pretty warmed up – enough to shed jackets. The end of mile two greeted us with sparkling cider – which was frozen and slushy, since they pour it ahead of time, and which I might try to do at home, because slushy sparkling cider is yummy!
About that time I started to get a little tired, but Erin was motivating, and pointed out that if I made it halfway through mile three I’d just have fifteen minutes of running left. As we rounded the curve and had about five minutes left, there were a few more fireworks. The park was lovely – quiet, beautiful with a dusting of snow, and really dark.
It was such a great way for me to start the year. I felt healthy last night, and feel good this morning – not hung over (not that the occasional alcoholic indulgence isn’t fabulous, because it is), well rested, ready to do some yoga and go meet a few friends for brunch. Just good. I’m in the right frame of mind to make 2009 great.