Beard Fest 2012: One of our guys at work had the great idea to grow beards from October 1 through Christmas break. I think all but two of the folks in the picture shaved within a couple days of the photo.
Our office closed from Christmas through New Years. I had hoped to list all the great stuff I did while on break, instead, I had a rash of migraine headaches with the first one on Christmas Eve. The doctor told me today that this is the most common time of the year for them likely due to all the turmoil and stress of the holidays. Anyway, only a couple of short runs in the snow and a trainer ride, not very exciting. The weather was festive though. We got around 5 inches of snow which made for some picturesque views.
Finally on New Years eve we decided to go to Lake Hope State Park as the new lodge had recently opened. We got there only to find that they were doing a special New Year's Eve buffet instead of their regular menu, so we headed to Athens for a wonderful diner at Salam. I have yet to have bad food or bad service there and this was no exception.
Happy new year all, time to get ready for the spring race season.