I didn't know that when I married her. Heck, I don't think she knew that when I married her. But she sure proved it today.
Mara joined Tough Chik's online running community a while back.
Today she got a chance to earn her feathers.
Mara ran in the Fleet Feet New Year's Day Dash at Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton, WI.
Today's weather at race time was 29 deg F, sustained 25 mph winds (gusting to 35) and a mix of snow and sleet. The trails, roads and walks were covered in a sheet of glistening ice.
While this may seem more suited to Apollo Ohno, it is indeed the weather in which my beautiful wife ran 5 miles in 49 mins 24 sec. She amazes me.
Post run celebration was at Quaker Steak and Lube. We watched the Green Bay Packers triumph over the Detroit Lions (even with out Rodgers.) Race particicpants recieved a free raffle ticket for prizes announced at each quarter. While we didn't win (even after collecting numerous tickets from those who couldn't stay) we were enamored by one of the prize packages.
It contained the usual swag and gift certificates to local sporting goods stores and bike shops, but the item that caught our eye was an "1hr Introductory Class in Log Rolling (for up to 7 people.)" Welcome to Wisconsin!!!!
Those Tough Chiks sure know how to ring in the New Year.
Wear your Plaid proudly!