Showing posts from February, 2013

Sidelined Again - Ice is Slippery

Scot and I signed up to run the inaugural Groundhog Day Marathon months ago, during a warmer season.  It was to be held in February.  In Michigan.  Yes, we knew that could mean extreme weather.  But it was Groundhog Day!  And Scot's mom Sally was celebrating her 70th birthday that day, so we thought we'd run it for her.

In this multi-leg road trip, Scot first drove from his old home in the Outer Banks up to his new home with me in Arlington VA.  The next day we drove to Columbus OH and stayed with my stepmom Kim.  Then we drove our final leg to stay with friend and fellow Double Agent Janice outside Kalamazoo MI.  We hit some bad weather upon our entry into Ohio on Thursday, and more in Michigan on Friday.  With a huge swath of lake-effect snow headed to the race site in Grand Rapids, we knew we were in for an adventure.

 Caravanning with Janice in the wee hours of February 2nd, we saw many cars in ditches off the side of the road.  The usually short, direct route between …