started christmas day with dad. it was his suggestion, and i jumped on it. the slough was pretty full, for christmas, it was inspiring to see people out with their families or friends, enjoying that rare winter northwest sunshine. went again, again with dad, two days later. he can run farther than i can at this point (ooh, embarrassing! he’s twice my age!) and his discipline helps inspire me. also, i spent $90 on good shoes to protect these dancin’ feet. they may not be dancing much these days, but running’s only a budget workout if i actually go. it felt awesome, and i’m going again tomorrow morning.