When the alarm went off this morning I thought about not getting out of bed…that will never happen. I got up and got ready. I was curious so I turned on the TV to check the weather…not to bad this morning: 8 mph NNW wind, 19 degrees, wind chill of 8. All in all a decent morning for a run. Got to Kristin’s and we headed out only to turn around a block later to pick up Jodie. Now that we are all together (wife is at home in bed…bad calf cramp in the middle of the night) we head out on a nice run. The first mile was a nice 8:53 pace…a little too fast for me first thing in the morning but I am running with the girls. Mile 2 there was little let up on the pace…my only saving grace was that at 2 miles Kristin said she needed to catch her breath so I recommended that we walk a little bit. Once we turned around we got right back on pace but with the walking the 3 mile pace was 10:33. Jodie and I teased Kristin about her pace…”I’m so tired”…but then she is 20 feet out front pushing the pace. We started out the fourth mile at an 8:45 pace and it only got faster from there. We ended mile 4 at an 8:18 pace!! Total for the day was 4.17 miles at a 9:05 pace.