8 motivated and fleet posted for a morning spider run. Weather was 70 and sunny, no humidity.
Warm up lap around the lake, mosey to bottom of hill from lake. Pair up (with someone of differing skills). We did a circle loop (approximately .85 miles). One pax runs the hill one way, other pax the other way. Meet in the middle and turn around. Repeat 2x then switch directions and repeat two more times. Keep going until 6:15.
Today was essentially hill repeats with a partner. For the slower partner (me, since I was with Marv), distance was a little bit less, but since the top of each run was relatively flat, you got the benefit of just as much of the hills. I was having a “wilson” moment before the run as I was really stressed out about having an odd number or runners because I would have had to adjust the plan. Thankfully, 8 showed and all was right with the universe.
I was grumpy coming into the run today due to a not so stellar day yesterday. Posting to the run definitely helped in a couple of ways. First, just exercising is always good. Running puts some good endorphins in your body and sets your mind straight. Second F always helps at the end too, just hanging out for few minutes just BSing makes the small issues fall away. Finally, hearing someone else’s struggles and issues tends to make your’s minor. One of the new PAX members talked about a challenge he and is family is currently facing. They were clearly attacking the issue with some vigor and a positive attitude. Inspirational and a reset to what a real problem looks like.
Happy Valentines day everyone. Someone suggested that Sippy and Marv should hold hands skipping up the hill on their way back to St. Stephens (I did not pass them, so no confirmation whether they heeded the advice). For advice on marital bliss on or around Valentines day, see Saab.
Happy hour Wednesday at Ardent 530pm.
Lot of running events happening in April. Two, Ragnar and Smokey mountain Relay, are team events. Toga and Swirly have set these events up in anticipation of folks participating (and with expressed interest by a lot of PAX). Now that it is time for the events, they are having trouble getting enough participation. Let’s not leave our brothers holding the bag…..