Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Run of 2009!

This morning I had my last run of 2009 and it couldn't have been a better day for it.  After a dreary day of rain, clouds, and cold yesterday, today was crystal clear, sunny, and so warm.  It was gorgeous!

I headed out in shorts and a tee and ran down to the beach.  The warmth of the sun on my skin was intoxicating.  Everything seemed to shine brighter--the sky looked blue-er, the grass greener, and the ocean glittered like a million diamonds were strung across it.  I ran a little over three miles then walked home from where I was enjoying the beauty of the last day of the year.  I had my iPhone with me so while I was out and about I decided to snap some shots of my last run of 2009:
I love the contrast of the sky and grass in this one:

And this picture just made me laugh:

As opposed to perpendicular??
When I got home I stretched, showered, and treated myself to delicious In-N-Out.  Oh how I love In-N-Out  :)
Since I started running end of August, my total mileage from August to December is approximately:

August:  13.29
September:  24.7
October:  18.05
November:  19.32
December:  26.09
Total:  101.45 miles
There were many days when I didn't log my mileage or use my Garmin, but this is what I have recorded and I'm fine with it!  For a novice runner, I'm very happy with how much I've improved over these past few months, and I look forward to continuing to improve in 2010!
I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year's Eve tonight!
Here's to 2010!


  1. You've taken the biggest step of them all - getting started. That was the hardest thing for me. Now, just two years later, I'm booking 1500 miles this year! You can do it too!

    Wishing you and your family a safe, happy an healthy New Year!