Happy Christmas Eve from beautiful central Missouri! This afternoon it was in the low 40's with minimal wind and a fair bit of sunshine when I headed out for my Christmas 5K. I'm not sure what tomorrow afternoon's schedule will be so I wanted to be sure to get it in. I did a slightly different 5K - from my house over the river and next to the woods (to Modern Litho, not Grandmother's) and back. Started with a hat and gloves, but stuck them in my pockets as I warmed up. I mapped it ahead of time to be sure to get in at least 3.1 miles. Map My Ride says 3.32 miles. I finished in 44:50 for an average of 13.5 min miles. Not bad since I did the first part as a walking warmup. I ran up most of the crazy hill by Wavco - more to get it over with than anything.
Merry Christmas to all of you! Here is a little shot of yesterday's goings on to spread some holiday cheer: