As you all know, the normal Saturday run was canceled because we all wanted to celebrate Christmas instead. For the Sunday run I heard that about 80 runners total showed up, and only one of them was an "Ethiopian." I missed because I had plans to go to church. Church was also lightly attended. In fact, the rest of my family stayed home.
I did get my run in the morning of Christmas Eve - nine hilly miles in Jenks. I wore my heart rate monitor for the first time in ages. Averaged 145 bpm. Seemed a little high for the pace I was going, but it was a pretty hilly route. My left knee started hurting about 4 miles into the run. I think it may be IT band related. My knee has been hurting ever since the Route 66 Marathon. Hopefully it will be better before the training resumes in full force in January.
Next Saturday we are not having a group run. Again it is scheduled for Sunday at 7:45 from RunnersWorld. And again I won't be there. It's my turn to teach Sunday school, and I'm starting a series on 1 Corinthians.
I hope to see you all out running on January 8th (or sooner if you make the midweek runs).