We were all set to leave at 7:30 AM. However, the race website announced that a final decision would be made at 8:00 AM as to whether the race would be held due to brutally cold temperatures and wind. Sooooooooo, the options were:
-Continue with our initial plan to run, head towards the cities, and hope that the race isn't cancelled since we will be at least half way there.
-Be prepared to run in -6 degree F weather with 8 mph winds, equaling a -22 degree F run and 30 min frost bite time
-Have a nice WARM breakfast at the local Perkins!
-Save our ugly sweaters for another run.
-Give up a race shirt. (As if we all don't have a million already.)
We choose Plan B! They finally announced at 8:15 AM that the race would be held (not a lot of heads up for those of us from out of town). I really wanted to run, but figured a 5K wasn't worth the risk of potential frostbite on my exposed skin (only around my eyes as I don't have goggles) and the opportunity to freeze my A** off!
|Of course we still needed a picture in our fabulous running attire!|
Things may not always work out as planned, but we must make the best of them! After all, a big breakfast at Perkins with good company, who can complain about that!?! Here's to hoping next year the Reindeer Run will be warmer!!