We met up on our beloved rail trail. I'm not sure how much longer we'll be able to run on it because as the snow starts to pile up, the rail trail just gets far too icy to deal with. Ice and running do not mix.
While we were very happy to run together (while we were missing Carrie who is swamped in renovating her new house - hurry up, Carrie!), the mood was on the sad side. We spoke about the Sandy Hook events and how it affected us and our fears. All three of us are teachers and have young children. Our hearts go out to the families.
The biggest bummer with the cold weather was that my Nathan handheld froze. Not entirely, but I couldn't drink from the mouthpiece. I had to stop running and unscrew the cap to get any water out. Not a big deal, just a slight pain. I know there are cold weather hydration systems out there I just haven't used anything. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Before we parted ways, Jill gave us a early Christmas gifts. How sweet is she? I'm still trying to decide which shoes to put them on. Maybe I'll just keep them special for race days. I think the girls and I need to wear them to the Midwinter Classic. Don't you agree?