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WanderingEng  ·  293 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 4, 2018

It snowed here yesterday. I'm driving up to Saint Paul today for a kind of big, kind of intimidating meeting that will probably involve me for five nerve wracking minutes that will be a total non-event.

I'm running a half marathon Saturday. The forecast at race start is 17°F. There will likely still be snow on the trail. I might want Yaktrax? I had a nice run yesterday, though. I like the people who come to the Tuesday run club. I live in fear that they'll decide to stop coming and I'll lose track of them.

I could use a cup of coffee, but I'm not going out until the car rental agency comes to pick me up. For long drives, it's cheaper for the company if I rent a car, and it keeps miles off my car. I'm still not in love with my Subaru, but I don't see good alternatives. In the "small, practical AWD" category, the Impreza seems to be a class of one.

I'm still collecting gear to take on winter camping next year. My -20°F bag arrived. I need to figure out better bear canister packing this summer. Freeze dried food is awesome but the packaging bulky. I want to do a backpacking trip of a couple days. It'll probably be the Ice Age Trail, but maybe I'll head east. That'll be more experience before winter hits.

My brain is feeling a bit all over the place, and I still need coffee.




thenewgreen  ·  293 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I live in fear that they'll decide to stop coming and I'll lose track of them.
couldn’t you alleviate these fears by getting their contact info?
WanderingEng  ·  293 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Social anxiety limits that. From my perspective, there's no logical bridge from "we run together once a week and chat over a beer after" to anything else.

ButterflyEffect  ·  293 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sure there is!

"Let's skip the run and grab a beer on <other night here>". Or "Let's skip the beer and go on a run on <other time here>".

Edit: Also, looooooooooove my Impreza because of the AWD, thing's pretty fun to drive, and is a hatchback and fits way more gear than I expected.

WanderingEng  ·  293 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll keep an eye out for that kind of opportunity. There were only four of us this week. The other three are totally awesome (but there are other awesome people, too). It turns out they all hike, but none of us are big hikers locally. I'd love to meet some hikers that hike like me.

I think some others from the group are doing an upcoming 20K. I am, too, so maybe that's a chance to expand how I know them.