I joke every year that my only resolution is to make no resolutions, and that I have a perfect success rate. Rather than actually trying to make a resolution this year, I plan to keep at the running.
Albeit somewhat hazy recollection, I remember ringing in the New Year, watching the ball drop, and watching most of the people around me kiss each other. I stood, hugged a couple of my friends, and proceeded to drink more champagne. Sipping my second pint glassful, and hoping that 2014 would end differently than 2013 did.
I had nothing to do on New Year’s Day. When I woke up, I did have a pressing need to handle a mild hangover. Some water, some relaxation, a little food, and some more water delayed my run to about 4 p.m. Naturally, this means that between my puttering and my getting ready, I didn’t actually leave the house until about 4:30-45 area.
Boston itself has been blanketed in somewhere between 5 and 6 inches of snow, at my rough estimate, with more expected for tomorrow. I knew I wanted to get my first run of the new year in before I lost my opportunity. With the sunlight shining, and the calm-before-the-storm warmth in the air, I was optimistic I wasn’t going to end this run on my ass again.
The run itself was relatively uneventful. I ran more or less the same route as Monday, but kept running past where I stopped earlier in the week. Looking now at my run tracking app, it doesn’t have an accurate starting point for my run–I think it wasn’t working for possibly a full quarter-mile. I believe I ran for about 2.7 miles. The freezing air tightened my throat at the beginning of the run, and by the end I had hiked up my sleeves.
What surprised me was that, by the time I returned home, the hangover was gone. It had been stronger when I awoke at 6 a.m. for a trip to the can, and a glass of water, some aspirin and a nap, made it just a mild one when I got out of bed at 11 a.m. By the time I returned home at about 5:30 p.m., I was feeling like a million bucks.
So, running can apparently solve all of the problems that come with alcohol: the caloric content as well as the hangovers. Is there nothing running can’t do?
Shirt of the Day: Atari Entertainment Systems
Odd Supply Pickup: A ChipotleLabsApp, which I’m a little baffled about how I found a piece of code lying around the wasteland.
I have, however, learned that it’s a real-world app, and you can go download it.