What small pleasures did you discover this year?
Okay, on our YUTC race course, there is a section of trail called "The Monkey Hills". We have created a rather silly challenge-the Monkey Hills (or Trails) Marathon, where you just run the distance back and forth, for 29 laps.
The distance of each out-and-back lap is 5,036 ft. (.95 mile)
452 feet of gain per lap x 29 laps = 13,108 ft. of gain
I also brought the monkey to Colorado with us. This made the guys laugh too. It's hard to take yourself too seriously when you are carrying a sock monkey. Cam even carried the monkey up three 14'ers that he summitted-Mount Elbert, Mount Massive, and Handies Peak.
So every time I see a sock monkey, they make me laugh. I've taken to snapping pictures of them whenever I spot them. I buy them rather randomly, and seem to give most of them away. I hope it brings other people small pleasures!