This post is a little late, but o-well. My last run of the year was the first time that I ran outside since the post Christmas snow storm blew through town, and I was glad to get back outside. I wasn't really happy about the patches of ice that were still on parts of the greenway where I was running, but I dealt with it alright and manged to stay on my feet. The run was a bit of a struggle and much slower than what I had been running recently. The Holidays had taken a bit of a toll on my conditioning because I had indulged in a bit too much holiday fare and had lain around after the snowstorm more than I had planned. I enjoyed the run but knew that I was struggling with it, which was a Little bit of a let down. However, it kind of mirrored the way I felt I had struggled at the end of 2010, so it wasn't altogether inappropriate. 2010 was a great year in many ways, but toward the end I felt myself struggling in many ways and just couldn't wait for it to end and give me an opportunity to start fresh. So, I struggled through this run, giving it my best effort, and taking comfort in it's Finnish.