Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

One for the thumb!


7 intrepid men showed in various types and layers in the hope of shielding themselves from a very cold and rainy run.  This is what transpired.

As a extension to the “four finger” route introduced a few weeks ago, YHC wanted to add another digit.  Thus we added Boatright Drive to the mix making it a full-fisted route of hill-work (effectively 5 out and back routes – all of which extended to Three Chopt).  In the interest of squeezing in the fifth finger, YHC had those in the front who first reached the top of each hill (Three Chopt), run back and scoop up all remaining runners who would then all turn around.  This kept the PAX reasonably together while ensuring everyone had time to traverse most or all of each leg.

Regarding the weather, one can guess how nasty it was to run in cold, saturating rain.  YHC personally felt miserable and did not have a dry piece of clothing or skin by the conclusion of the run. (There is a significant difference between a “wind” and “rain” jacket as Saab and Swirly quickly learned.)  Marv appeared to have the all-weather gear from head to toe, while BT opted-out for the ninja look and instead chose to express himself in rainbow colors (not quite LTBT however).

Although it may be fleeting, YHC felt better physically than he has in a long time.  I really appreciate everyone of you gents for coming out in such miserable weather.  Once through it, it made for a great start to my day.

Note:  On my run home, not a sign of Seal Team in the parking lot nor anywhere on the grounds….just sayin’

Saab abides


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  1. Great work today guys. I appreciate your effort and willingness to cover those hills in such adverse weather.

  2. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Great job Saab – I think that route is the hardest of the Spider runs so far – especially in 40 degree rain – well done guys!!
    No way the seal team would be out there this morning – it’s raining booooo whooooo whoooooo 🙁
    See y’all in the gloom – sunny and 70 baby!

  3. BT (Big Tennessee) on

    The “thumb” was much more of a middle finger, I think. Made all the gluttony of my holiday calorie intake that much more egregious. But, a great way to start the day, baby! Well done, Saab!