It is comforting to know that I can still surprise myself. However, it is not so comforting when that surprise is in the form of a pear-shaped red stain on my white long-sleeve tech shirt. In fact, it is not comfortable at all.
The stain was discovered after I tallied another seven miles onto my year-long running scorecard. This kind of chafing is usually reserved for the humidity of mid-summer. It seems that the unseasonably (but not unwelcome) mild weather combined with my new running jacket created a sweatbox effect, which kept me comfortably warm while my damp shirt rubbed me beyond raw. My post-run shower was extra fun, in a burning sort of way.
It seems I'm not the only cold runner out there dealing with overdressing. Ted (NSFW) and Nic have both had some unusually warm outings. (Ted, perhaps a little too out.) Tonight is supposed to be another hot one in the high 30s, but don't worry. It'll drop down to the 20s by tomorrow.
Enjoy your New Year's celebrations, teammates. I'm off until Jan. 5, 2009. Though, perhaps I might post again if I feel a need to brag about a certain feat. Enjoy another holiday weekend. Run well and drink well.
Mile Tracker 1,000: 15 miles to go