PM- 7 miles (1:01) Pastures (sz 11 Slingshots)
I woke up early in the dark to get the workout in before gift opening. There was a sharp north wind, so I waited until I was on the way back home before starting the fast stuff (which I started at the highway corner). The fast mile was the one from the Cookie Corner straight-away to the silage pile, so it was even a net uphill. Overall, I felt really good on all the hard stuff, probably because of the tailwind. Either way, it's good to know I can still get the legs moving when I need to.
The second run was actually at 1pm so that I would be done running before eating a big Christmas dinner mid-afternoon. Mom's cooking is incredible. I don't think I ever want a Christmas without dumplings and home-canned sauerkraut. This run was basically in a raging blizzard--we ended up getting 5" of new snow. Weather like what there has been here at home makes me appreciate even more the Colorado Springs climate.