Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Went to the park after work yesterday. The sky was black so I thought I should go right after I got home instead of waiting until 6:30 or so, like I usually do. Leaving the apartment, it was misting, just a bit of a drizzle, but as I got halfway there, the sky (pardon the cliche) opened up. Poured. It was bad. But then, closer to the park, it wasn’t raining so bad, so I got out of the car, and started to walk. I was going to walk to the St. Charles side of the park, then run back down, but I only got to the first bend, probably only a quarter of a mile, if that, and it started to pour. I would have kept going (it felt great – cool rain! and a bit of wind – nice!) but my glasses were completely soaked. I could see better with them off, which is to say not at all, so I ended up turning around and going home. I was completely drenched. And I was out for a grand total of 5 minutes. Sigh.

But it was nice to go home and put on a flannel nightshirt. Cozy. I watched TV for a while and then went out with Anne and Jason. Looks like it’s going to rain like that again today. Hope not. Although I was contacted by a woman at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Monday about the card Kristina and I sent in for information and they’re having a kick-off meeting tonight. I don’t know if it’s worth going, though, since I don’t want to use them to train for London, but I think I’ll do it for a future marathon. Maybe Dublin? That’d be cool.

BTW – I sent in my deposit for the marathon today! Now I’m committed! (Or should be) And Chris and Rebecca are going! Yay!