Saturday night was the 16th annual Last Run in Albany. This is absolutely one of my favorite races of the year – festive, fun and filled with friends. This year, my friend Lisa got herself together and registered before the race reached its 1500 runner capacity and we had a blast! The course for this run is fantastic – up State Street, across Willett and into and around the park. It is such a treat to run through the holiday lights display and if the spirit of the season doesn’t touch you, well, it’s time for you to slow down a bit then. The mayor was there to get things started and I was really pleased by the moment of silence he requested for the Newtown, Connecticut victims. Well done.
As far as the race went I took 14 seconds off my time from last year, which is fine considering it is impossible to really run until nearly 3/4 of mile into the race. That being said, I have to admit, I don’t run well with others. I like to run my own pace, whatever that is, but Lisa and I found each other easily after the run and got up to some of our usual antics. Trust me, enough said. Can’t wait until next year!