Monday, 7 July 2008

7th Day of the 7th Month

Have I mentioned I LOVE summer?

Bring on the heat!!!

Today is our first day of above 30 degrees Celsius which is 85
°F , with a humidex of 91, so it does take a moment to adjust when you come out of an air conditioned office. My car has A/C but I keep forgetting about it because I never use it, even my house doesn't have it. So today I put on my Air and it took the whole driving time to cool off the car. It was just about right when I backed into my driveway. Oh well.

This week will be a little tough with running, but luckily my "sweat" system works really well and I have learned empathy and even sympathy for those who have trouble in the heat, after all, you guys listened to me whine and bitch about being cold all winter. So, yes, you do have my sympathy.


This week will be good training for the Utica Boilermaker which by every stretch of the imagination is stinking hot!!! The Boilermaker is sponsored by the Saranac Brewery and is one of the most fun, crazy, exhilarating 15K races I've ever done. The support of the community is awesome, last year one of the fellows in the recovery area told us the race was bigger than Christmas for the city of Utica and I believe him.



There was devastating news though, on May 29th of this year,
fire ripped through the breweries and even though they are having to rebuild the brewery, FX Brewery along with others in the area are totalling supporting Saranac.

FX is actually hosting this year's race, sort of co-anchoring with Saranac so the runner's would not be disappointed.

I'm not too sure of the change in the race route, but you can be certain, it won't dampen the spirit of the community, race officials and hosts of this year's
2008 Utica Boilermaker. All I know is there's BEvERages at the end of this race!!!

Oh, I'd better go and train for the post race function! Catch ya all later!!!!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

15 comments:

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

85 degrees? That was our low last night. Ouch! The good thing is that I don't have to shovel the sunshine, so I'll deal with it.

teacherwoman said...

85 degrees is nice here. That is pretty much what it was this morning here, but with 90% humidity. That humidity can really ruin everyone's fun!

Marcy said...

It's supposed to be hotter than Hades around here this week chica! Make sure you down those beers on the run :P

Nat said...

We have our little 5K here. I am toying with the Boilermaker for next year. But I'm not so sure about it all with the heat... it must may take me a long long while. I guess I have a year to think about it.

bluecolnago said...

it would be really bad, and a little sad, to show up for the post race function without the proper training beforehand. good luck with your training, lily!!!

kilroy said...

Runner Rock! But I'm sad that I can't train with you for the post race refreshments ... Oh well I'll just stay home and eat ice cream ...

Chris said...

Anything sponsored by a brewery is a good thing. Have fun at the post race.

RazZDoodle said...

That's great that the brewery is still sponsoring the race. See? Who says beer is bad for you?

Wes said...

I think 85 degrees is hot. I about died Monday evening running in that temp. Jeez.. Community support for races is just the best. I hope you have a great race!!

jahowie said...

Have fun at the post race and a beer for me!! :-)

teacherwoman said...

In response to the message you left on my 4th of July post... that was not me sleeping on the couch. that is my younger sister... who is married. hahaha! Some say we look alike.

KC Stine said...

A race sponsered by a brewery, now that's my kind of race!

I wish you nice cool temps, enjoy!

triguyjt said...

have a great race lily..

85 degrees is kinda warm for me...we have all raced in hotter temps haven't we???

Carly said...

AHHHH someplace as cold as MN! We are just getting the heat now as well. The whole month of June we did not have the A/C on.

chia said...

Have a great race!!! I wish I could go!