|Santa and Elf Gear|
This weekend I realized that I am officially one of those crazy people. I dragged myself out of bed in single digit weather to run. I didn't just run, I paid to run, and on a Saturday morning no less. Believe it or not, I actually kind of enjoyed it. I suppose I was a bit spoiled with last years weather because trotting out in that freezing cold wind was a nightmare. As soon as I stepped outside I had one of those "I immediately regret this" moments. I'm not sure that any level of base layers could have kept me warm that morning. You reach a moment though when it doesn't matter anymore. You hit that infamous runner's high and it seems like nothing can bring you down, not even the dropping temperature.
|Cold, Struggle, Crowd, Reindeer|
Bad weather or not, I still love the Santa Hustle. It's a fun race, and the perks are pretty great for a 5k run. In case you've never heard of it, you get a Santa shirt, hat, beard and there are cookies and candy along the course. If you volunteer to help at packet pickup you also get an elf shirt and hat. Once you get back to the festivities they have reindeer and all other manner of holiday treats.
|Ironically, this made everyone stop running...|