Monday, February 8, 2010

Race Report: Frostbitten and Canceled

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.

6 comments:

Mike Antonucci said...

You should have predicted the race would be cancelled.

Roisin said...

Oh man...I need that Trav-L Bar. How many times have you been at a race serving Michelob Ultra at the finish and thought "Shoot...I left my flask of whiskey at home. I sure wish I would have remembered to check my Trav-L Bar..."

Nitmos said...

Man, you are getting pummeled down there. Just another reason not live in Ohio....like we needed another. Go Browns.

Barefoot Johnny O said...

My race got canceled too. Unfortunate, because the day was beautiful. I ran the snow covered city streets at 11 when the sun came out. I only had to push one guy out of the deep stuff. Many others just gave up.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Sorry your prediction did not come true.

Trav-L Bar...You're too much!

Carolina John said...

sweet find! that travel bar is going to come in handy. nice.

sucks about the race getting cancelled though. i was looking forward to watching you miss your mark again.