Jolly Jog … cool temps, warm friends

Wednesday I pulled a double — not with the eggnog fortunately but by running twice in one day.

I ran five miles with the Quick Chicks at 5:45 a.m. for our 12 Days of Christmas workout and then ran again, three miles, at a Jolly Jog holiday party, 7 p.m., for the Highlands Ranch Running Club . (The picture above is from the Jolly Jog. I’m the woman in the left wearing the blue headband.)

It was great fun, seeing some folks I hadn’t in awhile, running together (no watches), and enjoying the Christmas lights and good cheer.; -)

Yesterday I ran 12.5 with another friend from the Colorado Columbines . We traversed the dirt trails of the Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree and connected onto the Backcountry area of trails in Highlands Ranch near where I live.

It was a lot of miles in less than 30 hours, in cool temps, made all that much better in the company of warm friends.

I’m in the process of writing more profiles of Boston qualifiers. I hope to get them up as soon as I can. Given it’s the Christmas season and we are all so busy, it’s taken longer than I hoped.

Stay tuned.

Santa is coming tonight and I need to get ready.

In the next few days I will hit the 1,000 mile mark in my training — woo-hoo!

Merry Christmas, and happy trails and holidays to all!

Me and Jane at the Jolly Jog party!


Aging is inevitable, but growing old is a choice. Lace up your shoes, and let’s go!

Today is a rest day. Denver to Boston miles logged: 990.2; Left left to go: 779.8.

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