I have come to the conclusion that Mother Nature owes me. She owes me 50 degree weather with the wind at my back for 26.2 miles! What a brutal, brutal 20 mile run this weekend:P
Is there anywhere that it didn't rain, and rain, AND RAIN? The running trail I was supposed to do my 20 on...totally flooded out. So, Sunday morning, I got up and ran 10 miles down the lakefront in the pouring rain. Then 10 miles back in the WIND and pouring rain:P
I am just so bull headed, I found myself cursing Mother Nature. I felt like a sea captain on the deck of a boat, shaking their fist at the weather..."Is that all you got!?!" There were times where the rain actually hurt my face. I just kept telling myself "move forward, keep moving forward...", and I did. I clocked in at a 9:25 pace. I was shooting for a 9:15, but I'll take it:)
Fwiw, I got my cold soak in right after my run. The legs feel pretty good this morning. I am taking the day off from running though:)
On a completely unrelated note...Can you believe this Lehman bankruptcy?!? As a former trader, every once in a while I get sucked back in. Last I checked, the Dow was down over 300 points! Holy scary stuff Batman! I can't believe Thain (Merrill Lynch chief) yanked B of A out of the Lehman talks and worked a Merrill buyout instead!!! On the one hand, you could say well done for looking out for yourself and your share holders. On the other hand, it's a bit like going to an engagement party and making a pass at the groom! There has to be a buy in here somewhere...