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Annual New Year's Day race

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Did my yearly 6.2 mile New Year's day race with my sister at Salisbury Beach here in MA. Brutally cold and windy. 0 degrees, wind chill -8, 15 mph gusts. Speed walked it since I have had to give up running due to knee surgery almost 3 years ago. Still did a good pace, 12.24 min miles though I wish I could run again. I used to quite well as a runner before my injury. I have had to come to terms with the fact that I will most likely never run again. I can still get out there and do my best. I am not getting any younger either, I will be 57 in April so I feel good. I am already registered for another 10k in March and then a half marathon in April. Here is a picture of me getting my feet wet after yesterday 's race. The water was 44, warm, the air was frigid. Usually I do a full body plunge to ring in the New Year but the race directors didn't want that this year due to the weather conditions. Best wishes on your new year goals everyone.
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  • ABBY_G
    You are hard core to be out in those conditions speed walking! That's awesome. I was a complete wimp this winter but usually enjoy challenging myself in the conditions you're describing. Glad to read that that the race directors were doing a good job encouraging safety.
    1148 days ago
    Thank you for your blog! Have an awesome day!
    1182 days ago
    I admire you brave the cold and you are doing great!
    1209 days ago
  • JUSTA123
    1224 days ago
    I feel your pain. I have had 3 knee surgeries and still try to run. I do good for a month or two and then have to take some time off to heal. I'm soon to be 52 and not getting any younger but not willing to give up yet God bless you on your journey
    1227 days ago
    emoticon and best wishes to you
    1229 days ago
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