Nothing like a refreshing winter run. And I'll let you know when I find one.
Today was the day for the Penguin Run, an annual January event in suburban Buffalo. People can save five dollars by preregistering for this race, and they get a nice sweatshirt, a good buffet lunch, and a chance to help a good cause. The catch is, the weather can be a little, um, unpredictable. This is actually an action shot of the race, but the people are frozen in place.
That guy in orange on the right, wearing a shirt from Syracuse's thrilling NCAA basketball championship in 2003, is not wearing a thermometer on his chest. It's actually his bib number and not the temperature. The temperature was much higher -- about 14 degrees. He's not winning either, but thanks to Diane for making it look that way in the picture.
Ever seen a bunch having more fun? I had so many clothes on, my legs had to re-introduce themselves to each other after the race. (Ba-dum-chuck) I've never run in colder conditions, so I needed to mark the occasion here for the permanent record.
We can only hope that Mr. Ed's Super Bowl Warm-Up Run in Middleport next week is warmer.