1. You are all terrible friends. Either that, or friends who don’t read Runner’s World. Or friends who don’t read the Letters to the Editor section of Runner’s World for comprehension.
Guys I’m FAMOUS! I know I’ve made that claim multiple times in the past, but never before have I been famous via Runner’s World! I’m a bit behind on my Runner’s World issues so I just started reading the December issue last week or so, and when I saw that my tweet made The Chosen Few, I about fell out of my chair.
For the record, I still maintain that a magic weather machine is the hero this running world needs, particularly on marathon days.
2. Speaking of the weather, I have no idea what I’m going to wear for my races this weekend. I thought I had seen it all at Jingle Bell–rainy/windy/low 40s, four inches of freshly fallen (and still falling) snow, perfectly brisk–but I was not prepared for this.
I honestly think I may have to wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt at both of these races. Short sleeves for sure, and I can’t really fathom wearing crops if it’s going to be in the 50s.
I would also like to put it on the record that, despite the more or less ideal racing conditions forecasted for this weekend (aside from that rain business, at least), I loathe this weather. It is December, doggone it, and I want it to feel like December. You know when we should’ve had this weather? October, when I was out running a MARATHON. But oh no. We had to have June temperatures for the marathon. I want it to feel like winter and look like winter and right now, it feels like Halloween, but without the pretty leaves. Eff this noise, and every single person who’s championing this weather as if it’s the best thing that’s ever happened. If you hate Chicago winters so much, then leave. No one’s making you stay here. No one lied to you and said it would be sunny and 75 all the time in Chicago. Deal with it. If you can’t deal with it, then go somewhere else. And for goodness’ sake, the winter here is not that bad. Yes, it’s cold. Yes, it snows. No, it’s not fun to stand outside in those conditions. But good heavens, people, it’s winter. That’s what happens in winter in the Midwest, whether you’re in Chicago or Milwaukee or Des Moines or Detroit or wherever. I HATE when people hate on Chicago winters, because it’s such a STUPID thing to hate on.
3. Life hack: when you’re not sure if you’re going to be exchanging gifts with someone, but don’t want to be caught off guard without anything for them in case you do decide to exchange gifts, buy something you wouldn’t mind keeping or using for yourself, just in case.
Kinda hoping I don’t exchange gifts with the friend I bought this for 😛
Fun plans for the weekend? Aside from my races, I have at least one, possibly two holiday parties, a probable dance rehearsal, and I’d like to go climbing at some point, ideally on Sunday. Oh, and maybe a concert, too. Yikes.