|Pickering weather @10:00 a.m. And I wouldn't call that "light rain". No Global Warming here, Mr. Gore.|
|All packed. I was ready last night.|
a) I did not want my "First Fifty" to be a 10+ hour suffer-fest.
b) I don't mind mud, but I hate running all day in rain, especially cold rain. I did that at "Run for the Toad" a few years ago. Never again (if I can help it).
c) I am a wimp
d) I was running solo (no other Pylons), so it was easy to back out. It's not like we were on a road trip or anything. Seaton Trail is a 40 minute drive from my house.
e) I registered late, so I wasn't even going to get a shirt that I couldn't wear.
Any runner who finishes that 50 miler today has my utmost respect, that's for sure. I can't wait to see the results (I sure hope I'm not the only one who didn't show up!). I really feel for the volunteers. Sitting out there for 12+ hours in that?
I can easily register for another 50 Miler, I am going to do at least one this year. Maybe I'll sign up for the "Dirty Girls" 12 hour race on August 6th, or Sulphur Springs 50 Miler on May 28th.
On a happier note, Portage got a great shot of me going into the pool for the 1st time. The water temperature is 47˚F.
|Out of the Hot, into the Cold. Looks like "Free Willy".|