Feels Good, Man.

There’s a lot of talk in our household about improving the world.  I am subscribed to a site that pushes deals, etc. to my inbox, and gives me redeemable points that I can either use for deep discounts on fitness stuff, or give to charity (www.earndit.com).  This is what I redeemed today (from about three months of running):

200 people in Haiti get water for 5 years
4 care packages sent to the troops
1 child’s triathlon entry fee to encourage fitness
100 families in Guatemala a month of health care
20 blankets and pillows and toiletry kits for a homeless shelter
2000 kids in India immunized against polio

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First run of the New Year

New seems to be the theme.  New job, new shoes, new year.  New start.  OH YEAH.

5 miles in my brand new Vibrams.  I am not sure if I will need to get the winterized Lontras — my feet weren’t too horribly cold and it was about (exactly) 32 degrees out there.  I seemed to be well bundled — some tech fleece pants, a technical sleeveless shirt under my fleece shirt and a jacket. 
It wasn’t my fastest, but it wasn’t too shabby of a start to the new year.