Thank you for setting this up again this year. I am always inspired by the pictures and stories of others running in Polar Bear environments while I have a hard time getting out the door in So Calif.
I do not post often as not much of what I do in this sport is significant enough to share with anyone but today was different. This morning I ran easy for 36:30. Sure my ankle and foot are still a little sore from rolling my mtn. bike last week but this morning there was an unusual spring in my step as I ran along the dark streets. Not enough spring to make me run fast, but enough to put a smile on my aging grill, for today was my first day of retirement after 29 years, 4 months and 10 days at 5 different iterations of the phone company (Divestiture, mergers, acquisitions etc.). Pension + buyout + benefits made it worthwhile for me to start a career with another company. I am grateful for the years with Ma Bell, my new job opportunity and the motivation that I get out of reading about others sharing their passion for triathlon. For all of the participants in the challenge- keep up the good work!
For any of you with advice on successfully migrating from a corporate behemoth to working from home for a small sales company I will post a thread in the L Room in the next few days to solicit your input.