Oh yeah, Wednesday. Another day of sleeping in. Another cold snowy day in Ohio.
Monday I got a short run in, 3 miles. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropiate clothing” I don’t remember who quoted it; but as I got out the door on Monday at 3pm, optimistically armed with a water bottle, Clifblok Shots, and the Zune, I realized a 1/2 mile down the road I needed more clothing or better weather. I was wearing tights, one long sleeved shirt and no gloves. The snow started coming down and sticking, and the wind kicked up. So I did a quick out and back and called it a day.
Tuesday we drove to Cleveland and while everyone else went to the Rock Hall, I went next door to the Great Lakes Science Center. It’s one of those science museums that is very hands on to kids, and very interesting! I had a nice day there. Being a Tuesday, it was virtually empty. I did managed to crash the SPace Shuttle every time I tried to land it (sorry Mike. NO pilot skills!)
I also watched the Imax Movie “Everest”. I’ve become kind of a casual Everest junkie. Do you know, I don’t remember hearing about the 1996 deaths on Everest? I must have been really wrapped up in my own little world. I read “Into Thin Air” a few years ago, and then have read a few more books on Everest, including Ed Viesturs “No Shortcuts to the Top”. I didn’t realize he was leading the Imax summit attempt team when all the problems happened on Everest.
What really got the reaction from me though, was the walking across crevasses on tied together aluminium ladders-f*ck that idea! No way!! I was uncomfortable even watching them do that! LOL!
AS I type, it’s snowing outside. I am optimistically thinking of a long run again today, since there’s nothing on the agenda for me except the six houseguests!