Last Sunday (the 24th) I ran my first race - 5 km (a little over 3 miles). "Run" is probably not accurate - but I ran about half of it and I finished under my goal time. The day was beautiful and warm. I felt great afterwards and it really motivated me to keep running - then it got cold and the motivation went away. But I haver been climbing the mountain we live on about once a week. The view from the top is amazing this time of year.