Filed under: 1/2 Marathon Training, Running/Racing | Tags: 500 Festival, Running
Sunday morning on my way to the gym, I had to wait to turn at one intersection because otherwise I’d have run over a group of three men who were running.
It was 13 degrees outside.
Thanks to Thursday’s additional snowfall, the streets were icy, snowy AND slushy. Yep. A trifecta of winter ICK.
My first thought was “Oh, come on – get out of my way!” (I’m impatient. Sue me.)
Hot on the heels of that thought was “Are they worth 10 points each, or do I just get 25 for the group?”
Followed by “You know, that’s INSANE. Who runs outside in January?”
And then “Oh, my, GOD. I’m one of those crazy people**.”
Yep. As of last Friday afternoon, I have been accepted into the local running club/training group for THIS.
Shit just got REAL, y’all.***
*That’s my confirmation number for the race registration.
**I actually ran outside with the training group Saturday morning. It was SIX degrees Saturday morning. This means: A) I’m even crazier than the Sunday noontime runners, & 2) My brain really cannot wrap itself around the idea that I’m one of these people yet.
***I know I sound ridiculous with the “y’all” but that was homage****, people. Had to be done.
***Homage to what, you may ask? In the interests of efficiency, I think I’ll wait until one of y’all ACTUALLY asks.
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