This post is a little late but as I looked through my pictures I saw these and had to document this fun New Years Day run! Steph and I decided that to properly celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of a new year we needed to run 13 miles for 2013 and 14 miles for 2014. On New Years Eve eve we did the 13 miles at the gym on the treadmill, then on New Years Day we dragged our tired self's out of bed too early and joined the Jo's-Jorge+Heather for a lovely 14 miles run around the city. It ended up being a poor choice because the air quality was horrendous but with the gym not opening until 8 we didn't have much of a choice. We started up Hobble Creek Canyon and it was quite nice and about 30 degrees.
This is where we came out of the canyon and the Jo's ended with 8 miles so we took some selfies and carried on. When we hit this point the temperature dropped to 20 degrees and the air was so yucky we could taste it. We were determined to get our 14 miles, which we did, but by the time we finished our bodies were not feeling good. Our throats were burning and we just didn't feel right. I guess that's what happens when you are basically smoking and running because the inversion is so bad! I fought off a cold after this run but Steph ended up getting pretty sick so we've learned not to run and smoke ever again!!!! I so love running outside with my little RBFF Steph and I've missed our fun runs this winter. We've spent a good deal of the winter running on the tready at the gym trying to be smart and not get the black lung! I am so looking forward to Spring, lighter mornings and clean air so we can run about the city and have fun once again!
And just for your FYI these are the cutest stockings I've ever seen! I NEED these new Valentines ProCompression Marathon socks in my life!