Happy New Year! We started 2023 off with a delicious osechi brunch. Mariko and her friends prepared everything here, with my contribution being the roast beef. All the dishes were yummy!
These past two weeks have been filled with a lot of yummy foods and plenty of dessert, so I need to get back into my exercise routine quickly. With that in mind, I went for a long run this afternoon and completed my monthly half-marathon challenge in Strava. I struggled a little bit and walked a couple of times, but it wasn’t too bad. I’m really looking forward to a nice year of running!
Today I ran by my old elementary school. It always brings back plenty of memories (mostly good). This time, I recalled the Thanskgiving lunches we had, including the mashed potatoes which I thought were great. Thank you, lunch ladies!
Today’s running route took me on a small part of the high school cross-country trail. It’s a really nice section! When I ran cross-country in high school back in the 80s, we always ran on concrete, except for races. So I’m envious of the local cross-country athletes that have this type of trail. It’s awesome.
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. That’s a Norwegian phrase that was going through my head as I suffered yesterday on my run. So today, I added another layer on top and put on my baggy tights on the bottom. What a difference it made! I was warm and the run was a lot of fun! I’ve always disliked running in cold weather, but with the right clothes, it can be very pleasant.