I don’t know why I thought I didn’t need cold weather gear for this weekend. I brought one midweight jacket and some pants, which I guess is enough but given that it’s snowing out right now… I probably should have brought a winter coat. C’est la vie. But with the lack of multiple sets of cold weather running gear, there’s no way I’m going out for a 20 minute easy run in the snow/rain/ice. So today is all about doing nothing stupid, getting/staying hydrated, getting/staying warm and keeping off my feet as much as possible.
Returned to the old office yesterday to have lunch with some of my old coworkers. It was a weird to be back in that office. In only a year, a lot of people have left and things just seemed so incredibly different). At one point I thought, hmmm I’m a bit under-dressed to be in the office. Then I laughed and remembered that there really wasn’t anything they could do to me. Really nice to see the people I wanted to see, especially in the context of not being there everyday. But pretty much everything about this place is disorienting. I think it’s a sign that this place was never really home.
I’m staying at my friend Sarah’s house. Sarah is a rock star. After the mess, she was one of the few people in DC who I relied. She was at the first ironman, we’ve raced together in DC and Chicago, and had a ton of fun together. In the grand scheme of things, Sarah is very very good people. Arrived Thursday night to her house wherein the dumbest dog in the world, Wrigley, and her boyfriend Joel watching college football. Switched over to the World Series and watched that game go 11 innings. Sarah got back from Darden Friday afternoon (after I had entertained and been entertained by old coworkers) bearing Sour Patch Kids(!), and after picking up my bib, we went to dinner with my old coworker Cody, Kathy, and their daughter Ellen (whom I had dinner with in Cambridge 3 weeks ago). Ellen pretty much hates me. Towards the end of the night every time she would look at me, she’d burst into tears. I have a way with women.