Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2007! It amazes me each year how the time seems to pass more and more quickly. Is this because I continue to cram more and more activity into the days and weeks, or is it a factor of age. Some people (my Dad) would argue this point, but I feel the older I get the faster the years pass.
After the recent storms in the Pacific NW our local trails are a bit more of an obstacle course with downed trees, both uprooted and snapped. Training was a bit less for me anyway as I was trying to recover from Hellgate. But in the last three days Matt and I got out and saw some of the damage. We rounded out the year with three large training days; Friday evening (12/29) we logged 20 miles around Discovery Park and out to Golden Gardens. Saturday (12/30) a double Mt. Si and Sunday (12/31) 15 miles at Cougar. Today = tired, but satisfied with some last big miles of training for HURT 100 on January 13.
A bit tired and preoccupied with all the training I woke up on New Year's Eve realizing no plans were made to bring in the New Year. A bit different but very enjoyable evening spent with friends and a walk downtown to watch the Space Needle light up for the 7 1/2 minute firework display.
I hope this New Year brings happiness and adventure, great running and even better health.
Speaking of health:
I went in for an eye exam on December 29. I shared my story of Hellgate with the doctor and after all of the normal vision tests came back okay, Doc deduced that the fogginess/vision loss I experienced was soley based on the conditions and that the wind and extreme cold dried out and possible froze my eyeballs. Even still I am trying to get into the habit of wearing glasses (clear lenses) more frequently just as a precaution.