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Admiration for those Warriors

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!!

I emoticon to them all on their dedication.
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    They're made of tougher stuff than me, that's for sure.
    2911 days ago
    I both admire and pity these warriors
    2911 days ago
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    One of the reasons I live in Florida. I never have to run in snow. Instead I get to run in heat, which can be just as dangerous if one isn't careful.
    2912 days ago
    these people scare me. the other night driving home from the gym. I saw these bobbing little lights and did not figure them out until we were a few feet away. the lights blinded us and all that reflective wear they had on WAS NOT visible. FInd a gym to let you use their track for an hour or two - it may not be as "real" but at least you won't die from it.

    I do amire the tenacity and at least yours were out in the daylight.
    2912 days ago
    I too admire anyone who gets out in this "stuff". My DH is one of them. He went to the park yesterday and walked on the trails. Yeah, we know, he's nuts!!! Came home and said that he loved it. Glad that they do and he does. But I'm like you, I admire them.
    2912 days ago
    I do admire their dedication and training through all kinds of weather, but not sure I would want them on the icy roads that seems to dangerous for all concerned them and the drivers emoticon
    2912 days ago
    2912 days ago
    amazing what some people find the motivation to do!

    Have a great Sunday emoticon
    2912 days ago
    Folks find their mojo in all sorts of places, don't they?
    My wonderful DIL (mom of Lucy and William, 3 and 2) gets up and goes to 'boot camp' at 5:30 three mornings a week so she can get to work by 7:30 (she teaches middle school).
    Not ME!!!!

    2913 days ago
    yes you have to hand it to them, I just do not have what ever it takes to hang in there.
    2913 days ago
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