25 December 2007

Look out, '08!

Well, I'm ready to kick off the 2008 season in fine shape now, after a splendid holiday. Saturday's run with Jon was fantastic--a little over 21 miles crushed his old record for longest run, and I could have easily run my 27 miles--I was sure to stay hydrated, keep the Gu flowing (actually, "oozing" is a better term), and even worked in some of my secret weapon--Campbell's Chicken & Stars. The excitement is building for this weekend and a great start to 2008.

For Christmas, I really scored well. I got new trail running shoes and they're feeling great around the house as I try to break them in. I also got a pair of gaiters, TWO headlamps, and a Browning A-Bolt 270 Rifle for deer hunting. Last year's mishap will not repeat itself.

My favorite gift? Ellie framed some of my marathon medals into a shadow box:

L-R:Cincinnati Flying Pig, Chicago, Las Vegas, Green Bay, Chicago, Green Bay, Chicago, Door County Fall 50.

As I close this post, the words needed to describe how blessed I've been in 2007 escape me. Perhaps my dad's favorite expression works best: Life is good.

Always remember who makes this season so important.


Jess said...

The shadow box is a very thoughtful gift and it looks great!

bill carter said...

Sounds like you've got some big plans.. I love the start of a new year for just that reason. The shadowbox is awesome and you've got some really cool stuff in there.. I love finisher's medals.

Have a great holiday season!

Marcy said...

Awwwwwhhhhh what a sweet, sweet gift from your wife! ;D ;D

Doug said...

Thats a great way to display your medals. I just use a door knob!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Very cool!!

I was going to comment on your goals post but they disappeared. They were pretty awesome. I'm sure we'll see them again.