Well, it's 59 degrees and sunny here, on February 1st. Shorts on my run today and I ran a solid 5 miles in just under 40 minutes. It was good to get under 8:00/mile pace and feel comfortable. I continue to love my trainers by Asics.
Over the last couple of weeks, I keep seeing advertisements online for a virtual challenge called the 1000 Mile Year, by ilovetorun.org. It is a pretty cool idea. A goal of either 1000 mile run or walked for the year, or a secondary challenge of 100 days of walking/running for the year. You can buy a finisher's medal, shirts, posters, etc. to motivate yourself.
I have to say, I like the idea of having the goal. It promotes the overall concept of continued movement and healthy activity, rather than getting ready to run a marathon, doing it, then never running again because you crossed it off your bucket list. Check it out, and if any of you sign up, let me know.