I spent the past couple of months training for the Virginia Creeper marathon. I ran quite a few long runs in dreadful wintry conditions. The day before the marathon, I packed my bag. I had tapered, and I was ready.
The weather that night? Ice pellets for us, snow for Abingdon. 100% with 1 - 3 inches of accumulation, and high winds. I thought about trying to drive so early in the morning on roads that hadn't been plowed yet. I decided not to go.
This is the first time I've skipped a race due to weather. Usually I just dress appropriately for the conditions. I could've run fine in the snow - it was the drive that concerned me. After all that training, I was so terribly disappointed.
Readers, have you had any big disappointments lately?