It was just like spring yesterday! The thermometer read 43F and the sun was shining beautifully. I'm glad I was able to get out in the sunshine and enjoy a run with Topaz. It was wonderful, I wore SHORTS! Woohoo!! Plus I took a vacation day from work. Double woohoo!
Today is winter. 14F with a -5 windchill. Topaz and I headed out for 15 miles, most of it in the dark, as Troy had early basketball games in Rockford. I heard many deer and a few owl, but didn't see anything, it was too dark. The wind is whipping up and tomorrow promises to be an even colder day.
Have you watched Prefontaine? I popped it into the DVD player while I was cooking up Tyler's favorite, chicken and noodles, this afternoon. I loved it (the movie, yeah, the noodles too). It's the story of Oregon distance (as in 3 mile) runner Steve Profantaine. His coach-Nike founder-primes him for Olympic glory. He can't win the gold, silver or bronze. He's close, but can't reach it. He's getting ready for the Olympic games again. The story is done in a documentary style, but with the flash of a movie. Even though I knew how his story ends, it still caught me off guard; it has such a tragic ending.
It was a great way to spend the cold afternoon indoors.
Tomorrow it is the birthday of my friend, Alicia. We are going to meet at Afton for a 2.5 hour run and a potluck following. That reminds me, I have a batch of chicken wings I better whip up. I haven't run with Alicia since we met at the Murph. I'm looking forward to it..even if it is promising to be -20F windchill. Friends make it warmer, you know?