Friday, December 31, 2010

It's a New Year - Almost

I'm a terrible blogger. If I just blogged more often it would help matters immensely. It's New Year's Eve and time for another new beginning.

I got a pair of Vibram Fivefingers shoes for myself for Christmas. I've only run in them twice - once on the treadmill and just a few minutes ago outside. It's a beautiful night. Not too cold. I ran two quick miles (that were supposed to have been run yesterday) in my new shoes and I just love them. I can feel my legs and ankles getting stronger. The muscles and supporting structures in my feet feel revived.

We live in the most amazing place. Poolesville is so small that finding a route that takes you a whole two miles through town is kinda hard. I ran past Selby's grocery and the skate park, past Bassett's Restaurant (they're drunk in there already), past the post office, McDonald's, the auto garage, the House of Poolesville (the seedy restaurant/bar where they're even drunker), past the elementary school and back into my neighborhood. I passed several people, all of whom said hello and Happy New Year.

My legs feel strong and I feel alive. I turn 40 this year but I've never felt better in my life. Bring it on!