1. Cooper can run up to 5 miles without EVEN having to open his mouth! What is that about?!
2. I've been wearing socks on my hands this winter when I run. It happened the first time kind of by accident, I couldn't find my gloves and James' (eek) dirty socks were sitting by the front door so I thought, "What the hey?" The good part about using socks for gloves are: how different are socks than mittens, really? and if your nose is a little drippy, you can just wipe it on the socks because you know you're just going to throw them in the wash when you get home. And you have a bunch more pairs for succeeding days. And the reason I can justify using a pair of socks for my hands is because...
3. I haven't been wearing socks when I run because I've been wearing my vibrams to run. I slowly worked myself into them and I like them. They are not way more comfortable or way less comfortable than my old running shoes. I haven't done any huge distances in them, nothing more than 5 miles. I like feeling kind of au natural. I feel kind of cool/xtreme when I wear them to run.
4. I still love running. It's just such a good way to exercise for me. It's refreshing. I feel so good when I finish. I feel good while I'm doing it. I can see myself doing it for a long time. I love getting done with a run and knowing I've done it. I have been wearing my marathon t-shirt a lot lately to remind myself that I have done and will do hard things.