Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Starting on the Right Foot

Testing, testing.

Is this thing on?

Well, I'm back. Whether you're still out there or not remains to be seen. Today begins a new year and marks a new beginning. That's the great thing about New Year's Day: You get to start fresh. And so, today, I began a new running streak.

As in years past, I finished off last year with one final run on New Year's Eve, putting my 2012 yearly total at 376 miles, and then I started 2013 with a run to celebrate the start of a new season of potential.

Yesterday's run was a few ticks shy of three miles, and my legs were feeling tired from churning out the distance across a fresh coat of snow here in Akron, Ohio. Today's run was a "shake out," but turned into an effort of more than three miles.

Once my legs started to feel loose, a thought crossed my mind: "Oh, yeah, I like doing this." Thus, 2013 begins with a feeling of optimism. Let's forgo any goals for now. There'll be plenty of time for that later. Today, let's just revel in the good vibe a run can bring on a cold day in January.

Happy New Year, dear readers.

7 comments:

Robin said...

Happy New Year, Viper! Here's to a short winter and a long, healthy streak of running!

Barefoot Johnny O said...

Mirrors baby!

Jamoosh said...

Happy Brew Year!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Cheers to the New Year!

Redhead Running said...

I'm all for keeping it simple and focusing on enjoying the run. Happy New Year!

Carolina John said...

Streaker! Sounds great man, go for it. My legs are dying to get out there for a good run. Happy new year!

Xenia said...

Happy New Year to you and Mrs Viper.