Saturday, December 21, 2013
happy winter solstice!
winter officially arrived at 12:11 this afternoon - just as i was about to finish up the norfolk pub 10 miler (which at 1:19, had me cross the finish line 8 minutes later at 12:19).
given that winter arrived a month early this year, the freakishly warm day (it was in the mid-50s for a race that is typically run in freezing conditions) was a welcome surprise. and the forecast is for another abnormally warm day tomorrow! then winter conditions return monday, just in time for the work week.
i love the winter solstice because it marks the start of increasingly longer days. but i don't much like the actual winter it officially ushers in. i'm not fond of running in the cold weather. hopefully, since we've had a month of winter like weather, the real winter season may be milder? probably just wishful thinking :D
in any event, happy winter solstice :D