1. I read a book I loved about the Ironman. "You Are An Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon by Jacques Steinberg. It followed six people training for and completing Ironman Arizona. I found it particularly interesting having followed Emily in the Lake Placid Ironman as she trained and then completed it. I liked being part of the Ironman crowd in the days before the race, attending the athlete's dinner and watching the race itself. It was a fast paced book that was hard to put down. I would recommend it for anyone who has completed an Ironman, is interested in an Ironman or has been a spectator at an Ironman. Watching Ironman Lake Placid was a great experience that made me want to volunteer some year. This book was an inspiring read of what ordinary people can accomplish.
2. I registered for my second February race the Polar Cap 4 Miler. I have raced in this for several years now. It is usually unbelievably cold. Last year Darlene was there but unfortunately she won't be this year! But I have the friend who ran the Great Island 5K with me doing it and maybe - I think - Christa is going to also! I'll race no matter what but friends racing with you just improve the experience immensely!
3. Loved the four day work week I had last week. This week 5 days is hard! And next week most of the country has a four day week. But not here in Vermont schools. We don't have MLK Day off. That feels rather disrespectful to me that sends a message: We are not very diverse in Vermont so it's not an important holiday for us.
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