>Gears and Wears>Running Christmas Gifts
Who all is getting running stuff for the holidays? I'm pretty set on all the big running stuff. I have newish shoes. I've had my Garmin 305 for at least a year. I'm really hoping someone will give me some socks. I love my Balega Hidden Comforts and I'm down to my last 2 pair. I don't know where I lose them.
Ok, I'm a little bit bummed. I did not get my socks.
I didn't get running socks either, and they were on my list! I'm bummed as well.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
My second running life started in January 2007 after a multiple year layoff, and many additional pounds. I set goals throughout the year, and I finished my 2007 goals with the Philadelphia Distance Run (my first half-marathon.) I went from wheezing through 2 jog/walk miles at a 12:25 pace to finishing the PDR in 2:06:27... OK, a 9:40 pace may not seem like much to the "rabbits", but I felt pretty damn good about it. At any rate, meeting my weight loss and running goals was a bigger deal to me than I thought it would be.
The last gift I opened on Christmas morning was my finisher's medal and race certificate that my wife had secretly stolen and had professionally framed. I had absolutely no idea that she had done this, and I guess my face told the story. I just didn't know what to say, so she said simply, "Well, it was a bg deal and I wanted you to have a nice reminder."
Pretty cool gift, and a very cool wife. In 2008, I hope to have a framed companion on the wall with my first marathon finisher's medal.
Rick "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa "I wanna go fast." Ricky Bobbyrunningforcassy.blogspot.com
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