12/2. 10 miles in 87, after shoveling snow
12/3. 8 in 69, after large meal
12/4. 4 in 35. I had a half-eaten mallard dropped on me by an eagle! Does this happen to anyone else?!
12/5. 4 in 34. (HRav=146, pk=177). Ran up the mile-long hill at Mounds Park twice, as hard as possible. Slowed the last 150 yards. Again, after shoveling.
12/6. 10 in 89.
'Tis the season to reassess
I thought I was just feeling a little low because I'd had three colds in a row and then the weather got bad. Then, I realized that I hadn't been eating right, was sleeping whenever I could and wasn't getting anything done. Hadn't been to church in a month (unusual for me; I went years without missing a service), hadn't volunteered at my favorite charity for three months, hadn't kept in touch with family and friends, didn't get the yard raked before it snowed (and the inside of the house was starting to look like bachelor's quarters)...
Classic signs of depression.
So, I'm doing all the things I need to do to get back to "normal." And, I'm trying to hold onto the things that make me smile. Here's two (this borrowed computer won't let me upload the videos for some reason):
Fratellis: Chelsea Dagger
This Month's Challenge
Anyone interested in trying to run the six longest stairways in St. Paul? 76 flights of steps (I think) and not exactly next to each other.
Aid Station: Eugene Curnow
12 hours ago