Are you freakin’ kidding me?!?!?!
I honestly just got asked by someone who should know better whether or not I will be running this weekend “weather permitting”. I’m still shaking from this — I trust innocent — faux pas.
I have run in snow storms that sent construction crews scrambling for shelter. That ice storm that took out power to many parts of my city for over a week? I was out there. I ran 23km that day actually. I ran my first Ultra in a heat advisory. My 2012 Scotiabank Marathon was greeted with deluges from the Heavens.
And I was never alone in my intrepidness. Others were just as brave. Just as hearty. And alright, I’ll admit it, just as crazy. But craziness is a badge of honour in the running community!
This Sunday is supposed to be sunny with a high of -2C. For what we Canadians have been through this winter that is a downright tropical warm front. That is a gift from God.
So will I be running this weekend?
You bet your sweet patootie.