Jingle Bell Run 2012

Another fun Jingle Bell Run 5K! I enjoy this race every year. It starts in the dark on the pier, and they seem to have added more stuff this year. More live music, more sights and lights along the way. Good times.

It wasn't cold or warm, but pleasant. Hea and I ran a moderate pace together. Normally, we try to PR at this race, but both of us were not up to it this year. She is dealing with knee pain and I had some bad chili the night before (too much info, I know), so we were all about keeping a comfortable pace.

And we both ended up feeling great and had fun catching up. My favorite part about running is probably the time spent in good company. We both had our men and dogs their to cheer us on. Afterward, we got gelato with my college roommate, Tavanya, and her family. They all did the 1 mile walk.

Downtown St. Pete is festive and decorated for Christmas, which I love. It was so fun to visit with friends and have hubby there. He had been gone all week, I missed him!

Now, I admit, I'm having trouble getting back into my running routine. I had been doing so well with consistency. Lots of life stuff (house, car, finances, etc) has been happening, and running has gotten shelved a lot lately. Maybe just admitting that will help me get back into my groove.


  1. It's tough to be consistent around Christmas. There's just so much extra that has to get done. I just try to get out three times a week and if I manage more it's a bonus.

  2. So true. Good idea to keep the goal realistic, then consider anything above a bonus


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