Rock the Parkway 'Tator Report

This morning was the inaugural Rock the Parkway Half Marathon.
I went out to be an athletic supporter for Doug as my ankle held me up from running.

The temperature was in the low 40's...not bad for a morning run...until the sprinkles started.
Then rain.
Then sleet.
And then hail.
Oh...throw some wind in there too.
Saw a lot of bloody nipples today. I bet there were a lot of men screaming in the shower.
But it really was.

The course was an out and back on Ward Parkway, a beautiful street lined with amazing homes with a little jaunt through Loose Park.
It was easy to see Doug off at the start. Grab a coffee. Find him at the 5 miler marker, walk across the median to catch him at mile 9ish then meet him back as he crossed the finish line.

Everyone seemed to be having a good time no matter the rain. I know I did.

I thought I might be a little sad not being able to run, but it was nice to be a wet 'tator out in the rain cheering people on.

Then it was home to change out out of the drenched clothes, head for lunch, take a nap, watch girlie movies as I stripped 144 candy canes while Doug started making his Candy Cane Wine!


  1. Holy cow, sounds like a helluva day. Glad to hear you had fun supporting! What's going on with your ankle?

  2. Hey, we had the same weather almost but just rain. Get better soon.

  3. I was an injured spectator today as well, it definately has it perks!! Hope your ankle heals soon!!

  4. You never lose your positive thinking! Hopefully you'll be able to get some biking in and that your ankle will heal very soon.