Last Long Run of the Year

Only time for a quick blog entry. It's 6:33 am on Sunday and I'm getting ready to leave the house to do my LAST long run (10 miles) of the year before next weekend's marathon. Whoo-hoo!

My neighbor and I have been doing cold, dark morning runs and both of us agree -- this is the last December marathon, ever. I'll still run this winter, but I've about had my fill of dragging my butt out of bed for a freezing cold run that has to be done. The thought of some short, quick noontime runs is sounding lovely.

That being said, I am SO excited about the marathon. And nervous. I alternate between "I'm going to knock this sucker out of the park" and "Oh my God, what have I done?" thinking. So far, the weather forecast for next weekend in Kiawah is perfect - starting in mid-30's and getting up to high 50's. That's some prime running weather.

In other news, this blog will soon convert to a new "Decorating Diaries" series. Blair and I decided for no apparent reason that the 3 weeks before the holiday season would be the best time for us to rip down the duck wallpaper in the exercise room and do some painting. So now my front bedroom is filled with all the books and furniture from the exercise room and the cats are beside themselves in a panic, wondering what's behind the closed door.  It just wouldn't be the holidays without some major demolition work occurring in the Harris household.

Off to run. Have a lovely Sunday morning.