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Updated on June 4, 2017
As the Clouds Came Rolling In I got off of work early today, so I decided to head out for my traditional Christmas Eve run. It was quite a bit colder than I expected starting at just after 1pm. There was a chilly wind blowing, and I didn’t bring a jacket. Just shorts and a tech t-shirt. As I began running, I realized that this might be a very cold run, but I continued knowing I was only 1 or 2 miles from the car at any moment. It was a great day to run. I’ll go so far to say that the best time ever to run during the year is on Christmas Eve as a rainstorm is moving in. Nobody is out there. Christmas lights are visible. There’s a feeling of ominousness and anticipation in the air. It’s awesome. By about mile 8.5, it finally started to rain. And then it started raining harder. And the wind was still blowing, so it became a lot colder very quickly. But it was also freeing. It felt great to be running into the rain, dripping wet, without any concern. Although it was very cold, I wanted to keep running a little more, so I took a loop around the baseball fields and then another loop up the staircase to my car a couple of times. I was shivering at the end, but it was worth it. Another great Christmas Eve run.