Monday, December 7, 2009
We don't stop for nothin!
December is cold. Really cold. Brrr. I found out that Team in Training, hereforth - TNT - doesn't let a little inclimate weather stop us! I was going to write my last blog post after Saturday's GTS, but I think it took until today to thaw out. I got an email from Ed a few days earlier saying that, yes, we still meet no matter what, but that if there should be dangerous weather we would get an email notification no later than 6:30am telling us the plan. As usual, my alarm went off at 7am and I darted one arm from under my cozy warm electric blanket just quick enough to grab my iPhone to check email and determine my fate. Just in case, I thought. Nada. So, as usual we met on Saturday and we encountered light rain, then flurries...I mean...we were running in a HUGE BLIZZARD. These TNTers are serious!
Ok, so I may be exaggerating just a smidge but my southern blood was dern cold. Bruce, one of our team mentors, was in shorts while you could barely see one square inch of my skin, and that was only because I needed to see. Anyway, I'm starting to get a hang of what fabric to wear in what weather and how much of it. Layers are good, and according to our last team email from Ed, you should dress as if it was 20 degrees warmer - a good rule of thumb I learned.
Our other team mentor, Beth, was out there with us for the first time, which was nice. I found out she lives in Demorest in north GA where I went to college before I transferred to UGA - small world. I was amazed that she makes the trek all the way down to meet us, but at the same time I'm really not amazed at the constant dedication from so many TNTers in these last few short weeks. Two other veteran TNTers came to join us for our run and as they got out of their cars, it made me smile to see them greeted with such excitement and hugs of long-time friends.
So, as soon as we got going, I quickly forgot about the cold and we were laughing and talking and as usual the time went fast. Before I knew it I was at IHOP enjoying some java and warming the body and soul - and yes...I drove 45mph the entire way there.