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Discussion: James/Weatherford/Weather/

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Jan 22, 2024 11:49 AM # 
Bags:
Went to Weatherford to help James and Kait move into a rental home. Total distance just over half mile from apartment to house. It's about 1100SF. Old in Central part of Weatherford and close to campus (not that anyone is that far in that town). It is completely redone inside with new appliances included. Outside exterior was stucco'ed. Still have soffit and fascia to work on and the yard/fence to complete.

Challenge was they lived on second floor of apartment building with exterior exit and no elevator. Going down was a thrill for me. :-(...not really. Legs/knees wobbly...often did not have clear sight of steps as I was carrying something...but made it.

Terrible coincidence. Saturday night a helicopter medical from Weatherford crashed and all 3 were killed. They had just dropped off a patient in OKC. Seems like a lot of these crash for how few there are (even though for the whole country there as to be hundreds or a few thousand...just medical copters).

Ice came in last night. It is 30 just enough to play havoc. Very thin but I'm going to wait a few hours as it is supposed to go to mid 30's by mid to late morning. I've decided to take my own advice and not fight weather as much as I used to...even when I was not racing. My back would get up and I would charge out to show Mother Nature she couldn't stop me.

Even in my 50's and 60's I can remember doing around 10 miles in horrible cold winds and cursing myself for being so stubborn. When I was young I could hope to be tougher...maybe ???...but I always thought of how often I fought bad weather then on nice day feeling like crap I'd have to cut back. I'll try for 2-4 miles depending on the footing and may have to mostly walk.
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