Yesterday was Tyler's 15th Birthday. I can't even believe that 15 years has passed since his birth. Those of you that are parents know exactly what I mean. It's crazy. You ask yourself how did this happen even though you know exactly how it happened.
As per tradition since Kindergarten, I brought in a sheet cake to his class to serve and sing Happy Birthday. I thought once he entered HS he may balk at that idea, but he didn't. He enjoyed it very much, as did his classmates. For dinner he invited 5 boys over for my manicotti and more cake.
I didn't make it to Run Club because of the birthday celebration but did make it to the trail. Man, I have been fighting the cold weather for weeks. I have been complaining about it and dreading going out for my runs. It's been a mental battle that I finally overcame last night. The sun was shining brilliantly, the temperature was 17F with a -8 windchill. I wore three pair of pants, three tops and a jacket, gloves and mitts and a facemask. The full facemask was the ticket! It felt wonderful to run in the sunshine! I and Topaz ran 10 magnificent miles and had to race the sunset to finish at dusk.
Today I am looking forward to my evening run.