Cut it out, Mother Nature!

October 20, 2009

Alright, this isn’t exactly a health post, but I just need to vent, and simultaneously give myself a hearty pat on the back.

OK, vent first:

Seriously Mother Nature, you need to cut it out.
You’re making me mad.

I mean, really, of all the days for good ‘ol New England to have it’s first Nor’easter of the season, it had to be Sunday.

Aside from the fact that it’s October, it also had to be the one day out of the last six months that I had signed up to run a road race. One race out of the, oh, 3 or 4 I do a year.

And it was snowing. And did I mention it’s October?

Now some of you smart people reading this might be saying:
Why doesn’t she just move out of New England?

And my response to you is:
You might be onto something.

But if I did, I wouldn’t have anything to complain about, and therefore wouldn’t have anything to blog about. And then where would we all be?

So, anyway, back to my rant. What is a girl to do? Skip the damn race and stay in my nice cozy bed for the remainder of the weekend, out of the wind and rain? Or drag my butt to Quincy and take part?

Is the suspense killing you?

No, I didn’t think so.

Well, ladies and gents, here’s your answer anyway:

Yes, I'm the tool wearing gloves.

Yes, I'm the tool wearing gloves.

And now for an action shot:

WEEEEE! Look at me go!

WEEEEE! Look at me go!

Actually, it wasn’t all the bad. The rain kept all the runners nice and cool (well, freezing) and nothing can beat free Sam Adams beer after running an invigorating 6.2 miles in rain/snow/healthy combination of the two.

Plus, it was a Firefighters Memorial Race, which a really good cause. So high five to the 500 or so runners who ventured out to run.

Here’s the results, if any of you are interested:
Firefighter’s 10k road race results.

Big time bonus points to anyone who can find my name on the list.

And no, you won’t find it by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the list. Nice try.