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January 2009



A Good Rubdown

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I got a massage today.

I am totally blissed out. 

The wonderful day got even better when Jon Mark came over tonight and we ate pizza and salad and played old school video games. Remember Paper Boy? Dr. Mario? GALAGA?

So good. So, so good.

In other news, I have two races scheduled for the first half of the year – a 10K in March and a half marathon in May. I don’t start really “training” until February, but I’m trying to get my body into the running mode by getting out there about four times a week. It’s a bit tough, but not as hard as I thought it would be. We’ll see, though, as there are many cold and wet mornings between now and May 3…



January 2009



Happy New Year

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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.