the indignity of putting on winter gear, boston coda

thursday

I actually felt snowflakes during tonight’s 12 mile run, it snowed ever so briefly but it snowed.  Had to deal with the ‘indignity’ of putting on full winter gear as the temps hit the freezing point.  The trees must know something we don’t, their leaves haven’t budded yet.

The winds were so strong that my son’s high school track meet was cancelled.  I agree with the decision but don’t remember a meet ever getting cancelled for weather reasons when I was in high school.  Wish we had had that option – could have eliminated some bad performances!

One more thought on the Boston Marathon.  What a run by American Dathan Ritzenhein.  The guy comes in 7th overall and barely gets any press.  He’s truly an inspiration, once a budding superstar, suffering through several injuries and setbacks – including missing making the 2012 US Olympic Marathon team by a couple seconds – and now on top of American marathoning.  True grit.

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