It's that time of year for our small running group to get together to celebrate the year and toast friends, both still with us and those not. We reconvened our little celebration at the Arch Street Tavern in town after a short run.
This year has had its ups and down for our little group. One of our friend's Chris V. suffered a serious leg injury while playing soccer that has had him out of work for over a month. Tony B. has had to deal with the news from his doctor that one of his knees is so badly damaged that he has to stop running almost entirely. Of course, we continue to miss both Dave C.and Doug Z. We were lucky though because Doug's wife, Bet, was able to make our celebration. She's on the far right side of the photo. A number of other people were missing because of other commitments, but Carla, on the far left side of the photo, is a new recruit so that was good. Also, I forgot to invite Jared, one of our former running interns. Sorry Jared!
I want to extend a hearty thank you all my fellow bloggers that follow me and share their thoughts and running experiences. I really enjoy these communications. Now it's time to reassess things as we roll towards the start of 2012. Just remember that old saying, "there's always next year" if perhaps you came up short of certain goals, whether running related or not. I'm an optimist so I still think I can rekindle some of that lost speed from years ago, but it gets harder with every year.
I hope everyone has a very happy holiday season and new year!
Take care and don't be a stranger.