Written by Bwana Bwana
It was windy as all get out, and cold too, as Bob Jones, Judd Michael, Lance Bland, Greg Luna, Marty Klanchar, George Lesieutre, John Sheakoski, Meira Minard, Ann Skulas-Ray, Dana Todd, Mark Lee, John Wilcock, Tara Murray, Mark Traband, Jim Laudermilch, Tim Spigelmyer, Rich Harter, Michael Goldfine, Joel Niemann, Dave DeGroote, and Marty Mazur headed for the track. The whole Crew went to the MSF Indoor Track. Yes, the whole Crew. Even Tara.
Well, almost the whole Crew. Bob Cornwall, Tom Cali, and Jim Moore stayed at Rec Hall, promising to do the same workout we did on the upstairs track. I trust 'em. And it's possible to do it, too, since the Rec Hall track is the same length as Lane 6 of the MSF track. The MSF crowd ran a descending ladder of 5-4-3-2 laps, with the pace increasing each step down the ladder.
Several of Bwana's Crew are on a downward ladder, heading for Bwana's Basement, esteem-wise. But they have time to redeem themselves before Bwana Claus makes his midnight trip in two weeks. The Annual Look Back / Look Forward Jingle Bell Jog will be next Thursday.
For those new to the Fold, it works this way: Everyone dresses in a festive manner and runs down to the outdoor track (no matter what the conditions) for two quick backward-then-forward quarter miles. Then we jog through downtown, including a run through Rapid Transit and a trip to the roof of the new parking garage on Beaver. The "festive manner" has been getting a little out of hand lately. It started out with bells and red scarfs and has lately included strange costumes. And if Bwanita shows up, all bets are off, especially if she spills the beans about her time with Tiger.