The Buzzard hopes that you and yours all had a wonderful day yesterday and that Santa was good to you all.
I had a great day with my family. Our son made it home from Arizona for a week and yesterday we opened presents, ate too much, watched a bunch of movies (including a couple of classics - The Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation -- BTW, cousin Eddy is still my favorite character)) and just hung out.
Of course, The Buzzard spread his wings and hit the pavement (oh, what a mixing of metaphors that was). Things just wouldn't be right without the daily worship at the altar of the mileage gods ;-)
Got a few cool running gifts. Got a Nike Sport Band with the foot pod. Calibrated it yesterday, so, we'll see how it does at tracking mileage. But, most of my running related items were books and video.
On the book front, got Born To Run (about Mexico's Tarahumara (sp??) Indians) and My Running Life (Bart Yasso of Runner's World). Also got Matt Fitzgerald's book Racing Weight. I've always noticed that I race best at a certain weight; but, as I've gotten older, I've also noticed that it's harder and harder stay lean and racing "fit". So am really excited to get Matt's insight.
On the video side of the coin, received Long Green Line (about Joe Newton's York HS XC program) and Saint Ralph (a hilarious story about a boy who thinks that he can save his mom by winning the Boston Marathon). It's a great story, and even funnier to those of us who went to catholic high school.
But, the pest part of the day was certainly just hanging out with the familyand reflecting on how lucky I am. I've had a pretty good life so far; and, really can't complain about how it's turned out to this point.
See you on the roads, tracks and trails
The Muddy Buzzard