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Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Here

The cool, or may I say, cold front has arrived in Gulf Shores. Night before last it was 95 degrees heat index at 9:30 pm and yesterday morning it was already in the low 70's. This morning it was in the low 50's when we got up. Now that ought to do a number on your sinuses! Along with it has come 20-30 mph wind gusts...all day long!! These gusts, being cold, would slice right through you. But the good thing is that the temp is perfect for running. The day was beautiful. The sun was shining and the air was clear and crisp. Just a gorgeous day!

We participated in Fairhope's 5k Mullet Run this morning. The run was organized very well and it was only their second time to do it. Great job!! Runners received great looking long sleeved shirts. It was quite chilly at first but only because of the wind and once you got started it was just perfect. Don't think I even broke a, really. Kent and I both ran very well. We ran through the historical district and it was so pretty. I probably would have broken my PR except for the fact that the entire second to third mile was all uphill! That was hard. But we really enjoyed the run very much, challenge included. Kent won 3rd place in his age group and I won first place in mine. The awards were beautiful clay pieces made by a local artist which was signed on the back. The first place one is larger. Here they are:

At the end of the race everyone enjoyed fantastic sausage jambalaya, fried fish with cocktail sause and grits with bacon, cheese and green onions to top it. This was a little strange to us-having grits; but not to the locals. It was one of the first things to empty. It wasn't our cup of tea with it being so cold, maybe if it had been hot, but not cold. Publix was a sponsor and they had lots of bananas and all kinds of donuts. Every race we've been to where they were involved, they've done an excellent job. The race was in conjunction with the Art Festival. So we went downtown to see what all they had. The exhibitors were real artists. We saw some beautiful art!

As I am writing this, the sun is going down. It is so beautiful. It's hard to believe that each day can be so very different. A few minutes ago the sun poked its head out of the middle of heavy, dense clouds and made the sky so pretty. Today was no exception to see God's hand at work. A gorgeous sunset...yea and amen!! What a blessed way to end such a great day!


rebecca lucille said...

Same here in Florida in the Tampa Bay area... Friday night I left a crop at about 11:30 pm, and it was muggy, rainy and about 92 degrees... When I woke up at 6:30 Saturday morning it was in the 50s! I'm a Florida native and a cold weather wimp, but I'm lovin' this so far.... but NO LOWER than that please!!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Sounds like the race was great. I'm sorry I missed it. Can't wait to get back to racing. I loved the awards.

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