It was 48 degrees and raining as Sam and I headed out the door to run this morning. Normally I would wait for a break in the rain but for some reason we decided to just go because sometimes you just need to run in the rain.  It was a really good run, too. Much better than we’ve been doing the last week or so.

After today’s run Matthew and I only have 74 more days until we hit our one-year running streak. Sam has 76 left, Ben has 78.  The other runners, Gabe, Rabbit, and Joe are a week or four behind us and I cannot believe that we all have made it this far.

Six of us ran the Pensacola Ho Ho Hustle 5K a couple of weeks ago. Our group was only missing Rabbit – he agreed to stay behind with the younger half.

I just so love these boys.

It was so cold. So, so cold. I’m not talking 50-degrees-and-we’re-in-snowsuits Florida cold. I’m talking about bitter, biting, painful, 85% humidity and 30 degrees cold. If you haven’t experienced freezing conditions in high humidity you will just have to trust me. Plus, it had actually snowed the night before and the bridges were iced over and as we made our way to the race we passed accidents because Florida just doesn’t understand how ice works.

It was cold.

But we ran and it was good.

Our plan now is to train for the Pensacola Double Bridge run in February. It’s a 15K and just over 9 miles.  I think only 3 of us are doing it this year but I’m hoping we’ll have a larger group next year.

Joe mentioned the other day that a year ago you couldn’t have paid him to run. He finds it funny that now he is paying other people to let him run in their races.

Also, my 1-year-old running shoes have a hole in them and I’m incredibly bummed. I wonder if there is a patch made for this sort of thing because I’m not quite ready to give them up. Never in a million years would you have been able to convince me that I would develop a relationship with a pair of shoes.

And there is that update.

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