I used to have a yearly tradition of running on New Year’s Eve while the clock struck Midnight. I always felt that running in the New Year was a good omen for how the year would go; at least in my running world.
My first New Year’s Eve Run happend in 1978 while I was living in Seattle. The Snohomish Track Club hosted. We enjoyed each other company while we ran during the late night. The experience was fun.
Over the years I have done my own New Year’s Eve Run. Sometimes solo, sometimes with a running buddy or group. I have had some interesting experiences while doing this. One year while running by Jensen Shipyard, a couple of boaters, anchored out in the the bay, fired off a few emergency flares. The sights of these flares parachuting down with the sound of fireworks and gunfire gave the appearance of a scene out of the movie Apocalypse Now.
This New Year’s Eve I will be hosting a small gathering where we will run either four or six miles. The plan is to leave San Juan Island Fitness at 11:30 pm. Let me know if you want to join along.