I was relieved to hear there were other runners that did not get out this week, including the die hard Seth Oden! As Day 6 of the #NashvilleSnowmeggedon experience is winding down, we are home bound once again, enjoying lots of rest and family time but still haven’t been able to get out to run. In the past, snow / ice issues have cleared up such that it doesn’t get the “training plan” off too much. But, this week just hasn’t been safe out there. I did see one lone runner out on Thursday in McKay’s Mill, taking to the streets since sidewalks were still covered. (And if that person is reading this, I salute you!!)
In case you missed it, there was a great Franklin Road Runner turn out at the Hot Chocolate Races (5K / 15K) last Saturday, February 14th. The day started out a bit cold for the runners but then warmed up in about the first 3o min. of the run (15K).
From all accounts, this is a “not miss” race! Reports coming in cite that this race is a well-organized event, from packet pick up, to the corrals and then the actual race with the added “sweet stations.” And of course, great quality hot chocolate at the finish line! (The medal and fleece also got thumbs up.)
In addition, the out and back sections in a few places allowed people to see their friends for shout outs and encouragement.
In case you are interested in checking it out -> http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/nashville/
And registration is already available for 2016 (February 13th) -> https://ramracing.enmotive.com/events/register/54dd108a-adc0-4fe4-b28b-348fc0a86526
After having everything winter weather can dish out, and even more than once (sleet, snow, freezing rain and rain), I’ll leave you with a couple of other humorous links as I sip my Hot Cocoa and think of warmer places to run…
Only in TN – corralling a pig! -> http://www.wsmv.com/story/28165694/mt-juliet-pig-returned-home-safely-after-escaping
And a look at being home bound for a week: