11 on 11/11 @ 11:11

Well, 11.09, actually.  I'm kicking myself for not having run a few extra feet to get that extra .02 to bring my run mileage to 11.11 miles. 

But the pace thing cracked me up.  It wasn't until I plugged my Garmin Forerunner into Motion Based that I realized that my pace was right-on 11:11/average for the entire 11 miles.  Too funny.

I kind of procrastinated on getting this run in at all.  The forecast for days showed today as a "mostly sunny" day.  Yeah...I have lived in the Midwest all my life and MI for the past 15+.  I should know better than to trust any forecast.  We "predict" the weather by walking outside.  The old "don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes" thing is really no joke.

At least today was just dreary, but dry.  Tonite it is raining and this weather is predicted to continue through most of the week, including for trail race day.  Oh, well...Heather and I ran our last "practice run" in exactly the sort of weather we are likely to get on race day.

I must say, though...the dreariness is already getting to me.  It's been day after day of cloudy weather for the better part of a week.  I'm not sure how I'm going to survive the next 4-5 months.  I hope someday we can retire somewhere sunny.  I don't even care so much about warm, but sunshine is nice.


  1. I LOVE the weather graphic. It's so true. When I went out yesterday after work for a quick run (35-ish degrees, overcast, general dreariness) I bitterly remembered running in shorts and a T-shirt only one week earlier. Sigh. Hey, only 5 more months of this!

  2. 5 months...ack! I just got a pair of Gore-Tex trail shoes and a new pair of YakTrax. I am ready, but I am NOT happy!


  3. Love the weather forecast ha ha- just like Northeast Ohio!

    Please tell us you played the lottery or something with numbers like THAT showing up! That's crazy!

  4. Heh! I had to chuckle at Cyndi's comment... I was born on 11/11 in 1966, which is divisible by 11, and supposedly at 11:11 p.m. That latter stat I have never confirmed though, just taken my mom's word for it. Anyway, there was some trepidation in the Velich household on my 11th birthday. :D

  5. Oh, and just so you don't think me a COMPLETE moron, just a partial one is ok, I know 1966 isn't divisible by 11, but 66 is. That's what I meant to say.

  6. I hope you have a fantastic race tomorrow. Enjoy yourself.

  7. Thanks, everyone!

    Rick, you are too funny...I'm sure you were a complete angel at age 11 (unlike me...I was a good kid, just REALLY hitting puberty bad...and making my folks regret having 2 more kids after me, I'm certain).