Today was the first day of training for the Broad Street Run! I took this picture to commemorate that and also document the nasty, slushy, weeks old snow that is melting away ever so slowly. Compare this to when I run the race in May, and I'm sure there will be a world of difference (last year it was 90 degrees for the race and there were open fire hydrants along the route for those people who wanted to cool off and didn't mind sacrificing their iPods).
This was the first time that I had ever used my RunKeeper whizbang app on my phone to keep track of all the important stuff. The only problem was that apparently, it didn't register that I was moving. At the end of my run, my average pace per mile was 252 hours. Yikes! I'm going to have to work on getting a bit faster. Or just figure out how to make the GPS work.
My main goal for this year is to improve my time. Since I have now done the race, I can perhaps focus more on my time, since last year my main priority was to just finish the race and also, not have my shins explode. (That problem finally went away when I wised up and stopped buying pretty sneakers off Zappos in exchange for purchasing bright white, but much more comfortable and better for my feet sneakers at a real running store).
Random last note: you can't really see it in this picture, my gnarly (as in super strong, not long and untrimmed) big toe nail actually ripped a hole in the top of my shoe. That's a dedicated toenail.