Well, the weather was supposed to be BAD today, but it wasn’t supposed to start until around noon.
We are lined up (all 900 of us) and ready to go when the Mayor announces that storms are a little over an hour away so we had better scoot fast! The wind was already blowing and I thought I felt a rogue raindrop or two, but no fear, it’s an hour away, right?
About 25 minutes after the start and less than a mile from the finish, the bottom falls out of the sky. Of course, that actually felt good but then I see flashes of lightning close enough to sizzle my hair and had this thought: I might ought to speed it up just a little before I DIE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!
A good 5 minutes later, a cop car meets us and announces over his loud…announcer thing “We are under a severe Thunderstorm warning”….. Wow, I’m glad he told us that. I thought maybe I was just sweating profusely from all pores and having REALLY BRIGHT ideas that called for light from Heaven.
Anyway, I finished in a deplorable time, but no knee pain. None. I can’t really express how relieved I am over that.
I went for my routine post-race breakfast at Ihop. Go ahead and wonder if I really think about those pancakes while I’m racing.
Dinner was sweet-heat roast beef panini.
- sauce of honey and 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo.
- bottom round roast beef
- red. fat provolone
- Italian 9 grain (Publix)
Panini with pears
I was freezing! I needed coffee. I love coffee when I’m cold.
I was still craving something sweet. What’s better than strawberries?
P.S. The weather was horrible today. As of right now, 10 lives were lost in MS, mostly in the Yazoo City area. That’s my home state and any loss of life due to these things is heart-breaking. As of right now, a lot of damage in the NW section of Alabama. The storms are still progressing eastward. Talladega has several thousand people in campers and tents for the race tomorrow. I hope everyone is safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the weather today.