- Wake at 6am.
- Be outside in 30 degree temperatures.
- Wake sleeping children.
- Drive 90 minutes to run 5 miles up and down steep hills in the freezing temperatures with once sleeping children.
Hair of the Dog was my first race of my 12 Race Challenge for 2010. The race was coordinated by a YMCA in another state, about an hour and a half south of us. I chose this race because it was the only one in January relatively close to our home - and it was warmer when I was planning this challenge.
The race itself had about 100 participants, many wearing t-shirts from previous Hair of the Dog Races. This was the 28th Annual. It seems to be a big tradition with the regulars in this town.
The course took us through beautiful neighborhoods with older bungalow style homes, a nature preserve and also crossed over creeks and old railroad tracks. It was the best course that I have run thus far. But it also could be that I knew Panera Bread breakfast was waiting for me when I finished.
To sum it all up: My husband's last words before we left to go home were, "Are we signed up for next year?"