Once Again I Will Ring In The New Year With A 5k!

Who doesn't want to kick off the New Year by freezing their booty off for a 5k?

No... is everyone not raising their hand right now?

Hmmm... looks like I am reading the crowd incorrectly. :P

Since 2011, I have braved the chilly weather to start the New Year on an active note.

So my New Year’s Day races are:

1/1/11 – I had a herniated disc and had to walk the New Year’s Day 5k in Chicago so the wife and I finished in 48:37 (15:41 min/mile)

1/1/12 – I was healthy, besides a small knee injury and was able to run the New Year’s Day 5k in Chicago in 25:27 (8:13 min/mile)

1/1/13 – I ran in honor of my Grampa and hopefully made him proud in the 1st Run 5k finishing in 23:07 (7:27 min/mile)

1/1/14 - I had such a fun time at the 1st Run 5k in 2013 I came back for more finishing in 23:43.1 (7:39 min/mile)

1/1/15 - I went for a New Year's Day PR at 1st Run 5k and it happened in 23:01.2 (7:25 min/mile)

1/1/16 - Apparently consistency is the name of the game at 1st Run 5k as I posted a 23:13 (7:29 min/mile)

Well once again I have registered for the Lowell 1st Run 5k! Woo hoo! This will be my 5th-straight running of this race.

I am loving the wine topper medal collection I have going on here.

But what will I do if they change the medal design????

Well either way I am registered and will be running in Lowell (11am, New Year's Day).

And if those times above are any indicator... I will be finishing in 23:xx.

Will you start 2017 with a 5k or other activity? Who is joining me for the 1st Run 5k?