She presumes it will take a couple of days to sort out just how she wants her new blog to look (and time she does have at the moment!). But the female Dawn Jogger decided that she really couldn’t start the new year being “gimpy and grumpy.” That moniker was coined in the summer of 2009 when she underwent Achilles heel surgery, from which she is now fully recovered.
And as most of her three readers know, she lost her beloved husband Chris Gulker last October, reason enough to stay grumpy. But it is a new year, which she is starting in snowy New York that’s currently downright balmy. (So much so, she thought of calling this Balmy 2011 but that didn’t seem to have legs.)
Like her previous blogs First Blush and Gimpy and Grumpy, most of the focus of Dawn Jogger 2011 will be on what she sees and hears in the early morning hours of her sunrise running routine. But there will also be a sprinkling of travels, which also usually includes a dawn jog.
So at the beginning of 2011, she finds herself in snowy but very balmy New York City. The daytime temp of around 50 means that tons of locals and tourists are roaming about in almost shirt sleeves even though the snow is still two feet deep in most places.
So she ventured out to meet the new year in just one layer of running clothes plus gloves and felt almost too warm as she made her way around the six-mile Central Park loop. Along the way she spotted new year’s lovers who had paused on the still snowy Reservoir running path…