Saturday, April 30, 2011

Who's the crazy one?

My wife, poor thing, has plans for Sunday that include sleeping in, cuddling with the cat by the fire, drinking coffee while reading the Globe and Mail, watching the Blue Jays, and other crazy, middle class pass-times   Boring!

Me, my plans include running 3.5 miles to the start of the Police Half marathon, running the marathon, and then returning home for a total of 20 miles.  That's fun, right?

Oh, did I mention the forecast?

Sunday Night
Rain changing to snow and blowing snow this evening. 
Risk of freezing rain this evening. Snowfall amount 5 cm. 
Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming northwest 60 gusting to 80 late this evening. 
Low minus 7.

Sunday Morning
Snow ending in the morning then clearing. Amount 2 cm. 
Blowing snow in the morning. 
Wind northwest 60 km/h gusting to 80 diminishing to 40 gusting to 60 
in the morning then 
becoming north 20 early in the evening. 
High minus 1.

My wife thinks I'm crazy to run the half marathon in such conditions, and REALLY crazy to add on another 7 miles.  I think she just doesn't get it.  Now I ask you, settle the argument, who's the crazy one? 

Come on now, work with me!

Good luck to those of you running the Cops Half.  It'll be one for the memory books. One of those what- doesn't-kill-you-makes-you stronger kind of runs.  Smiling through your tears is a good strategy.

It's a good day to be alive, crazy or otherwise.

;>)  Mike

1 comment:

Connie said...

Hahaha, I love this!
I was just at the volunteer meeting with my mom and a lady actually asked if the race would be canceled because of the weather.
I got butterflies in my stomach just seeing all the tents up and police cars at the park :)