Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What a difference two days make

On Sunday I completed 10 miles in the brutal (to me) Florida heat and humidity.  I had to stop twice during the run, once to walk and once to duck into a Publix for a drink of water.  Side note: I used to drink from the sprinklers in front yards I passed until Stevie told me the sprinklers use canal water. This is what the ducks look like that swim in those canals:

Florida cancer-faced duck

No thanks.

Now I'm back in New Jersey where the weather is considerably colder, and we had our first snow today.

Winter running in Florida vs. New Jersey

The only thing getting me outside in these conditions is the thought of lining up for Boston this April. The temperature frequently falls into the single digits in New Jersey during January, and, as usual, I'm training without access to an indoor track or a treadmill.

Happy trails to y'all, and send some motivation my way!


  1. Funniest thing I have read all week!

    1. If only I had my reaction on tape of when I learned about the canals. Would have been even funnier.

  2. "The thought of lining up for Boston" - that is some good motivation!
    Hey, where are you staying in Boston? We stayed here last year: http://www.sleepafloat.com/rentals/rentalsearch/
    It was amazing! Of course, my kids were 7 and 8 at the time. I don't know how that would work for you with an infant. But it sure made for a fantastic vacation / marathon experience for us. The docks are less than 2 miles to the expo / finish line. Lots of great tours in the area. Just a thought.
    In our area, the irrigation runs from reclaimed water, which is worse than the canal water! That is seriously gross!
    Tom K. in FL

    1. I think we're going to end up staying with some friends who live in the city and offered to host us for the weekend. Apparently I have a whole posse coming up with me to cheer me on, but we weren't able to coordinate and get a hotel in time. I suppose there might still be options out there but might cost an arm and a leg.


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