After all, we ran it last year. And it is a good way to kick off the new year.
And I told the guys that they were wimps if they voted to stay home instead!
A large crowd shows up for the race every year. This year, most were in warm running gear to battle the below-freezing temps along the lake. Others wear outfits inspired by the holiday.
I think you can only do this if you're young - older runners don't want to reveal the wrinkles and they know better!
We had a good run. The Boy ran his longest race since being injured in the San Antonio Marathon and his best timed 5-mile race: 37:07. That's a 7:25/mile pace.
Our good friend John, running with reduced lung capacity, finished 2:50 faster than last year! Not bad for being sick for over 2 weeks.
And....guess what? I finished 2nd in my division!! I managed to improve my pace by 51 seconds/mile.