The threat of disheartening drabness hung in the air as John Domico, Tom Cali, Jim Myers, Lance Bland, Judd Michael, Greg Dillon, Ken Davis, Marty Klanchar, George Lesieutre, Nick Downs, Greg Luna, Meira Minard, Beth Herndon, Mark Fedkin, Tom Hilands, Michael Goldfine, Mark Lee, Paul Lammert, Shawn Kelly, John Wilcock, Jamie Volkert, Mike Casper, and Marty Mazur headed for the track. We had a "newbie" today, Meira Minard, who is no newcomer to the group, nor to running in general, but who has never deigned to appear at Thursday Track, made here first showing today.

Bwana doesn't deal with cold drabness very well, Especially when he's fighting a cold, feeling drab, and numb as well from a morning visit to the dentist! Wah, wah, wah... So it was the same thing all over again as last week: NX800. For Bwana, N was 3, but several others ran 4, 5, or 6.

We had a good turnout today, despite the cold and the blahs. But when you're in the dumps, sometimes dream or fantasy is better than reality. Tara Murray was blabbing it up on Facebook, telling everybody about what punk rocker she is most like. Dave Moore was daydreaming about being Derek Zoolander and modeling NVRC fashion apparel. Mark Traband was thumbing through Bullfinch's Mythology trying to figure out which Greek god he'd like to be. And Bob Cornwall was practicing in the shower and getting a tape ready for his American Idol audition.