Was this the final blow?
I awoke Saturday morning with my prediction ready, only to discover a text from Martini, saying that the Frostbite Prediction Run was canceled. The notice was confirmed on Facebook and later on the race Web site.
My prediction didn't get a chance to be proven false like the weather forecasters, who predicted we'd get three to six inches of snow. Instead, we got 11 to 13 inches, and there was still a winter advisory in effect on race day morning.
I was so ready for that race to get my running jumpstarted. I was even ready to blast you all for predicting I'd run anything other than my goal of 26:34. Did you all not understand that the only way for me to win this race is to come in at exactly my predicted time? It's called reading comprehension, people!
Instead, I went bargain shopping and picked up a new winter running hat (a high-visibility, neon yellow Carhartt watch cap with a reflective label) and then I found this for $8 ...
A Trav-L Bar (ca. 1970), complete with four cocktail glasses, two shot glasses, a serving tray, mixing spoon, bottle opener and recipe book. Perfect for the Booze Hound on the go or for post-race hydration.