December 25, 2005
This morning I went to the hills with my friend Albert to run in a squall line. My husband, who hates running in the rain more than anything, had planned to go but started waffling when the forecast called for rain, 15 - 20mph wind, and falling temperatures. I assured him it wouldn't rain a drop and kept on assuring him until 5:25 this morning, when Albert picked us up in a steady drizzle to drive to St Leo. The sky opened up on the way there, but the rain magically abated during the first 10-mile loop. Mike's still building a mileage base these days, so he wisely holed up in the car after 10 miles and let me and Al go out and tempt the weather gods again. This time the gods took us up on the offer and gave us wind and rain and rain and rain and wind so strong the rain hurt when it hit our skin. I did manage my planned 21 and Al did his 22, but our pace suffered a good deal during the later miles.
When we got back to the car there was hot cocoa (courtesy of Mike, thanks! you rock) and then we stopped for breakfast at an oddly-crowded truck stop. I don't really have any family so xmas has always been a weird sort of day where I feel I'm supposed to do family things because everyone does (but I don't). I can't think of a way I'd rather spend xmas morning than what I did today.
Posted by joe positive at December 25, 2005 6:02 PM
How close do you live to Naples, Florida? Am I crazy or do I remember that you live in Florida? Want to run Naples with me?:) I am looking for someone to share expenses to Naples with me since I am poor and traveling from the northeast.
Posted by: Lilly at December 27, 2005 9:30 AM
I live close enough to Naples that I can just barely drive down to the race the day of, which is what I'm going to do. Or rather, a group of us are going to do that and I'm hitching a ride in someone else's car, and they're full up. Sorry I couldn't help. Let me know if you decide to run Naples and maybe we can meet and say hi.
Posted by: joe positive at January 1, 2006 4:52 PM