That RW marathon forum helped me in so many ways. It sounds so silly in retrospect, but it helped me when I prepared for my first Boston in 2000. This will make you laugh, but at that time, most of the big cities I had visited had been in the West, and city / hotel layouts were much more spread out. I was worried that I'd be stranded at a hotel in Boston and unable to get to a grocery store without having to take a taxi
Victor Gonzalez ("Ic") assured me that I would be able to walk to a Star Market. We are still FB friends
Boston 2000 was a big disappointment for me. All these other people had great races, and I read their reports and was
Stephen Kilburn messaged me and asked why I hadn't posted a RR. He was so kind and supportive and gave nice encouragement. He's a great guy, and I still consider him a good friend. Another RW friend I met was ChrisK, and when we were transferred from Maryland to Plano, TX, Chris said he graduated from Plano High, then after we moved, he met me at White Rock Lake and helped me run through all the neighborhoods. I still think that is such a cool thing he did for an absolute stranger. And yes, we are still friends, too.
Today's run was another 5 mile research run, leaving a 10 mile run for manana, but that's just what has to be. Trivia was last night, and we had a substitute emcee who was very ADD, so the night ran later than usual, plus the usual eating and drinking irresponsibly. We came in 3rd sort of. The emcee announced we were second, but two teams tied for first, so
I began the morning by oversleeping, then found the weather to be even more humid than usual, so -- oof! Maybe an hour after I finished my run, the sky opened and poured a good half-inch of rain, so maybe conditions will be kinder tomorrow.
Doors: I got nothin' -