Saturday, February 02, 2013
Well I felt inclined to blog about this today and blogging is NOT something I do often or enjoy doing. So when the mood strikes I guess I need to go with it.
I had to get out to the store today though the weather is far from something I wanted to be out in. We have had several days of cold and snow and I haven't felt great but the cupboards were a bit bare and Ava was coming to visit today.
Anyway, on the way home the warriors were out in groves. You see we have a local hospital that puts on a 'run camp' in anticipation of a 5k, 1/2 marathon and as of last year, a full marathon and those folks in training are out there. They are out there in rain, sleet, or SNOW!!. My hats off to those folks but I truly am amazed there have been no casualties as these people have no choice but to run in the roads that are snow covered and slippery. The temps are in the teens and with the windchill, it is COLD!!! Yes, they are moving but some don't even have hats on. Anyway, for the most part, people take it slow but on some of the roads it is winding with hills and if anyone took a spill, well you can just imagine what could be. At any rate, it is like a mini event each weekend. They have mile markers up and water stations along the route which happens to go right past my home.
I found myself in awe as I was carefully driving through these people and hoped they all made it back safely. Clearly road warriors at their best and I have no doubt when their event(s) take place in May, they will be prepared. I would suspect they prefer this cold weather over what the they may encounter as you never know anymore. But then again, it is Michigan and we could see snow then!!
to them all on their dedication.