Monday, January 2, 2012

Resolution Run 2012

There is such a great feeling when you can pass up the booze and run about 5 miles on New Years Day! Starting out the New Year with friends I've made in the last few months was just what I needed!

Every year for the past 3 years I have done this fun run and I think it will be on my calendar for years to come. This race is a fun race. No timing, unknown mileage, weird raffles. Just a great group of people getting together for the same purpose. Not to mention free Chili, Ziti, bread with Garlic butter, beer and Coffee!!!
What else could anyone ask for?!

The race starts at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Syracuse and we run the streets surrounding this area. The mileage is unknown until run day but is usually between a 5K-10K. Last year it was 4.1 miles, this year 4.7 miles.

My daughter wanted to run it with me and I forewarned her it wasn't going to be easy as there are a few steep hills at the beginning of the race and she has at max ran only 3miles at a time. But, she begged and begged so I agreed. It wasn't a race, no timing, I didnt care where I placed. My friend, M, who is also my nurse, was coerced into doing the race as well with her daughter who is my daughters age.

We started the race at 10:08AM. Weird time I know but its always like that. We started out around a 9:30pace. I was impressed at how the girls were doing. Yes, the next mile slowed and we were run walking the rest.

There was a steep hill, John street hill about 2 miles in. I went up it twice! Ha!
John street hill. yeah. Its steep!
I was running a little faster after this and because I was wearing Bright Pink socks with bright yellow shoes, the News 10now camera guy decided to run behind me with the camera on my running form! I started picking up the pace to see if he could run it. But, then he stopped..Hmmm that reminds me I need to look at the news feed.

About mile 2.5miles was a Champagne stop, toasted to a New Year with Daughter having a glass of water of course.

With a few more getting to the next lamp post, the next stop sign, around the corner games with the little ones, we are proud to say they finished almost 5 miles in 1:08!

Heres to a New Year with many more races to come!


  1. What a great way to start off the new year! Glad to hear you got to run with your daughter!

  2. Enjoying your blog! Such a great way to bring in the new year, on a run with your daughter!

  3. Love your blog, so glad I found another triathlete out there :) Cool pics too!

  4. YAY! Love that you did this together! Congrats and happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year!!! Love that your little girl did the run with you.

  6. Happy New Year! May the coming year be better than the previous!