Saturday, March 23, 2013
Race Cancelled...What a Downer
Of course some of us are more hard core than others. Despite hubby being sick with a cold he came with me this AM. He and I passed the time running in the rain dodging lightning and listening to thunder. Candler park is still pretty and we ended up doing about 2.5 miles. Enough for him to meet his daily 1 mile and maintain his streak. I have to say thanks to the ATC and volunteers even though I was disappointed, I wasn't angry with ATC. They have to watch out for the welfare of their runners. What dedication from the volunteers who all stuck it out trying to make this happen. I know they were wetter and colder than any of us. My recent experience organizing and managing a race last weekend really made me appreciate the gargantuan effort of today without the payoff of happy racers and a successful event. ATC has already posted how we can get our race shirts and our pendants. They did a great job today. I wish the race had gone on, and I hope those ladies who were doing their first 5K today will continue and try another race. I know I will be at this one again next year.
On a positive note. We did spend a soggy Saturday shopping for our B-Day running shoes. I finally went with the Merrell Bare Access Arc. I haven't gotten much of a run in today so I see a few miles on the TM testing out the new shoes. Of course not to be undervalued, they are black and purple and pretty cute. A brief write up on them after I test them out! Have a great weekend. Hope you are having better weather than we are!!