After the fun celebrating the coming of 2009 the other night I managed to wake up early for my thursday run and started the new year running. The day was pretty good, with grey skies, cold wind and a drizzle. Thankfully all the smoke from last night's celebrations were gone, left scattered on the road were leftovers from multitude of firecrackers and fireworks that were used.
When I left home, no one greeted me on the streets but the buildings and electric posts. Only few people are out on the streets, most are still asleep from last night's revelry. Some hard-headed individuals may be at the hospitals visiting their good old friend doctors because this is the moment of the year when they greet each other, aargh! I felt the loneliness on the road as I ran, but never mind, this is just once in a lifetime, and is mostly feasible at this time of the year. What a good sight indeed. The roads were empty and there were no fumes from cars that ply the route, I breathed easily as I did my run. The going was fantastic as I ran in an easy-relaxed pace all throughout the 10km route of south triangle.
empty roads to start the new year
I believe that this early run will catapult me to a better running season this year. As the saying goes; the early bird catches the early worm, I wish I could join more races this year and enjoy every kilometer of them, meet friends along the way and share the passion with them. Here's wishing everyone a joyful and injury-free running year. See you at the races.