1. Today I was running on my usual route when a van waited until it was beside me and laid on the horn startling me, making me jump and giving me a heart attack. I assume they thought I was in the way. Well, I was on the side of the road, the "shoulder" was filled with snow and there was NO CAR COMING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION so there was plenty of room for this van and myself. The car directly in front of the van had no problem. The other 41 (yes, I counted) cars I met had no problem. If he truly wanted me to move he could have given a slight honk BEFORE he was beside me but no he wanted to go for the nasty approach!
2. I had a decent 5 mile run today except it was raining. Yesterday we had this beautiful snow and I stayed in because my body really needed a day off. Today I go thinking it will still be beautiful but the snow was already ugly and it was raining. It wasn't cold though and the roads were clear.
3. Today I had lunch with two former colleagues. I don't see these two wonderful friends as often as I would like but I am glad we haven't lost touch. One woman left to pursue a new career which she has been very successful at. The other woman retired. She and her husband have done retirement the way I think it should be done. They have done a ton of traveling with lots of wonderful adventures. Back in the day when I was 50 pounds heavier and pretty much a slug I admired C for her dedication to her running and fitness routine. (But I only admired it with no attempt to follow it. ) She has stayed fit and is way more adventurous than I! If I can do half as much when I retire I will be thrilled!
I am an "older" runner who didn't start running until I was 50. I got hooked on running and racing very quickly. It's been awhile since I ran a marathon but I do several halves a year. The big news is that this is the year of the triathlon!