It's actually a bit strange to be blogging again after taking a year off. I am very proud to note that Team Single Step has already collected $510 thanks to generous donations by my mom and dad, Denise, Aunt Edith, Simon and Sally, Sandi and Andre. We are already the team with the most donations collected so far! I've decided to purchase the domain name for teamsinglestep.com and will be redirecting it shortly so that it is easier for people to make donations.
I don't have much to say about running. I did a 25 mile run on Saturday to burn off the excess turkey consumption. I've mostly been putting in a few 5 milers and 10 milers here and there with no clear training plan. I confess that I've been more focused on the Western States 100 lottery that is being held on Saturday since this will largely dictate my running in 2011 (I ran the Fall Classic 50 in October as a qualification run.) For those of you who aren't familiar with the race, it is probably the most famous 100 mile race in the country and, due to its mountain terrain and remoteness, it has a reputation as one of the toughest. They use a lottery system since it is so popular and space is limited. Just over 1600 people have applied, which means I only have around a 20% chance of getting in. Keep your fingers crossed.
On a side note, does anyone have any ideas for T-shirt designs? I really like the link between the team name and the Confucious quote so perhaps something Chinese. I, unfortunately, lack any reasonable artistic skill, but I would be happy to send a free shirt to anyone who can come up with a good design.