I'm also excited that two of our area's premier specialty running stores The Finish Line and Aardvark have again stepped up to provide gift certificates to the top three finishers in each age group. And as a special thank you to our runners, we'll have all kinds of Brooks goodies including Run Happy sweat towels, tote bags and wrist bands. Brooks has also thrown a few gift certificates in which will go to our top Masters finishers and our most spirited runners. A HUGE thanks to Brooks!
Since I can't race this race anymore, I've been seeking my own winter "test" race. Looking like I'll be shooting to race the next weekend at the very competitive Frostbite 5 Miler on 2/12. Last year there were over 1,000 runners! I'm feeling good, yet a bit antsy as I build up my mileage with all aerobic, easy riding and running. I'll hit over 50 miles this week, take a step down week next week then it's full blow marathon training. The goal is to build up to 80 miles per week at my peak, then make a solid run at Boston in April, maybe bring that PR down??
I'm excited for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Our children are at such a great age (4 and 8) and they're so excited. You can't put a price on that!