Tuesday, November 29, 2005


It seems like Mother Nature really can’t make up her mind this fall/winter. I can’t remember the weather flip-flopping so much from day-to-day. Yesterday it was 45 and raining, this morning it was 20 and snowing. This was the third snowfall of the year and each time has only resulted in a couple of inches. However, the timing of today’s snowfall – during the morning rush hour – couldn’t have been much worse

Luckily I have the day off (and the rest of the week) since I have to burn up some vacation time and I didn’t have to drive to work. However, I did have to drive into St. Paul to get together for a run with my retired friends, Jim and Eric. I thought the conditions looked a lot worse than they actually were – at least running-wise. We met near the University of St. Thomas and basically ran the Get in Gear 10k course twice. Actually, each loop is about 5.5 miles, so we ran for 90 minutes and called it 11 miles.

I’ve mentioned fantasy football a few times this year. I’m now aware of at least 3 “rules” surrounding this “sport.”
  1. If you make a mistake like starting someone on a bye week or someone that’s injured, you will lose that week by a very narrow margin. A margin narrow enough to swing the other way if you had not made the mistake.
  2. If you make a trade with another owner it usually looks like a good trade up until the point that you play the team you traded with. When you match up against your old players, they will undoubtedly “go off.”
  3. If you make a last minute change to your roster for the week, it will come back to haunt you. Again you will lose by a similar score as stated in #1 above.

My league is down to the final regular season week and I’m battling for the last playoff spot. I need a win against one of the top teams in the league to guarantee myself a playoff spot.


Anonymous said...

You drove up to run the Lake-Ford loop twice. Hmmm ... I don't understand how you can drive past Fort Snelling State Park on the way to the river roads! The snow on the trails just makes it better.

When I'm back in town we'll have to do Snelling lake and Pike Island sometime.

Chad said...

Thanks Susan, that's a new one on me.

Hey Mr. sub-2:50. Yeah, you're probably right, but when you're used to running the same out-and-back loop by yourself every week day, anything is an improvement.