Monday afternoon, I heard a vehicle stop outside while I was working. I didn’t think much of it, then walked downstairs thinking I received a package for the holidays or Clay had something delivered from Amazon.
I found a very special delivery, the Fleet Feet Sports Elf.
Each day this month, the Elf traveled to Charleston runners’ homes to share a day in the life with them. After you spend one day with the Elf, you have to “Elf” another runner by placing the Elf in their yard. Each time you take a photo with the elf and use the hashtag #FleetFeetMTPSUM, which stands for Fleet Feet Mount Pleasant/Summerville, you’re entered to win a Garmin watch.
The first thing I did was bring the Elf inside to see my Christmas tree and escape the cold. Elf loves race medals and awards just as much as the next runner.
I also showed Elf my endless collection of race bibs/numbers. He was impressed that I managed to save them all and write down which races were PRs or where I placed in my age group.
Elf decided he wanted to register for a race in 2017, so he planned to run 5 miles on Tuesday morning.
Tuesday morning’s 5 mile run was cold- cold enough for long sleeves and tights- so he came inside for a selfie. Elf knew if he could run five miles in the cold, wind, and dodging the Tuesday morning trash trucks, he could run a race in 2017. But why stop at one race- running is addictive!
After the run and browsing race websites, Elf decided to earn some extra cash as a technical writer for the day.
He filled his Nexton Cocoa Cup 5K mug with coffee, then read a few books on content strategy and technical writing. Elf also attended some design meetings that morning.
At the end of a busy Tuesday of race planning, running, and technical writing, it was time for Elf to fly off to his new home. Elf met Baxley just as he was returning from a run on the West Ashley Greenway and is excited about some adventures with Baxley, Alyssa, Callie, and Harper.
Merry Christmas, Elf!