We didn't get the wintry mix today which was a relief. I take the metro to work but my wife has to drive a bit of the beltway on her commute, so I'm very glad there wasn't any icy road buffoonery going on. I got a good run in during lunch along the Potomac. I ran North along the Mt Vernon Trail past Roosevelt Island a ways and back. It rained steadily and was a bit cool at 34 deg F. I'm pleased to report my new Mountain Hardware jacket performed perfectly and kept my core warm and dry. I should put together a "stuff I use and believe in" list and put it in a widget; this jacket would certainly be on the list.
As a retired Marine aviator, running has been a part of my life for... well, pretty much my whole life. In the Corps, I ran because I had to stay in shape as part of the job. Now, I run because I want to. I signed up for my first half marathon just before I got out of the service as a way to make sure that I kept pt'ing, even though I no longer "had" to. But I soon discovered that I really enjoyed distance running. I started this blog on a whim to see if it would be fun to keep a running (sorry) dialog on the training and events I participate in, as well as share other interests.