My worn, smelly trail shoes are sitting outside the sliding glass door looking somewhat pathetic being left in a pigeon-toed position and seemingly longing to be indoors out of the cold splash of raindrops. Picked a good day to take off from running. The rain, though light, has been steady since I got up at 6am. It's one of those days, though, that give you great energy if you do venture out for a run. I suppose it gives that extra sense of accomplishment like nothing, not even gloomy weather can stop you. I don't mind taking the day off; there are errands I can take care of, maybe have a long lunch, catch up on other blogs and races, plan the traveling to CA for the race next week, that sort of stuff. Still, I feel lazy. I know Anton has already run up Green Mt. today and maybe even twice. The local peaks are frosted with frozen mist and semi-snow. My friends just got back from the R2R2R at the Grand Canyon, other folks have run and ridden past my window diligently completing their workouts and yet here I sit in my dark room following aimlessly from one site to the next wondering how others are getting ready for races and other activities for this weekend and next. Too much time to think. I listened to Hal Koerner's interview podcast (thanks to George for promoting it on his blog). Hal seems like a nice guy and I like his attitude and approach to running and racing. Just like this day so far, I'll just let this post trail off with no direct closure... Now it's snowing.*.*.