Just as the wonderful staff at the YMCA had arranged last year, members had a month to sign up and get in condition to either run or walk on the indoor track on New Year's Day. Eight times around the track is a mile, and 26.2 times is equal to a 5k. They goal was to finish in less than 45 minutes.
So on a cold grey January 1, 2010, runner's assembled inside, were given their cool new t-shirts, a number pinned to them, and at 9:45am off they went.
This year there were quite a few "walkers" and older people out there starting the new year right!
Of course there were several great runners who "won", but everyone who participated was a winner.
This is the second year in a row that my husband has ran his "marathon", and he may inspire me to try it next year. (no promises though!)
If you'd like to live near the YMCA, there are currently 77 homes for sale within a 2 miles radius. Homes range in price from $148,000 to $699,000!