Didn’t get out for a run til 5, was dark by then. There’s light at the end of this cold dark tunnel, according to the calendar the days are getting longer, the nights shorter, supposedly. The weather was brutal in the park, windy, cold, in the 20’s with windchill down to the teens. No Rocky theme song to psych you up, these are the unromantic episodes that gets you towards your goals. At some point in the past month, something must’ve clicked in my brain to accept that it’s going to be a grind, generally, in the new year, between now and Patriots Day, because I was able to just put on the layers and head out for the 12 mile run, which ended up a good solid run through the elements.