Although the NYC Marathon was canceled this year, I wanted to continue to run. I trained for months for that race, but it’s not the only race and after a month I wanted to get back out on the courses, which I did for the Jingle Bell Jog.
Like last year, the Jingle Bell Jog looped around Prospect Park in Brooklyn – with bells on. Our feet tinkled with the bells strapped to our feet as we ran out on Centre Drive and did a loop around the full length of the park before returning onto Centre Drive to finish our four mile run and for hot chocolate.
Although the day was gray and dreary, the run itself was quite good and felt good to be back out racing. I was able to do it in 33:56, a decent 8:29 average per mile. The status of things between this year and next year’s marathon may be up in the air, that won’t stop me from continuing to run races and look forward to future races, including next year’s NYC Marathon!