Hammer fest today. In light of the 41 degrees, lack of snow, bare spots everywhere and no trail grooming, I'm still running. Today I cruised over to GIS (our intermediate school) to run with the 5-6-7-8-9th graders. I saw them up ahead and the "fast" group was about a 100 yards ahead of me. I put the hammer down, caught them, passed them, and showed my toughness. Then i had to take a short cut, stop and catch my breath, and recover. Man, being 43 and slightly out of running shape is tough. hahahahaha. Oh well, give me a couple months and i'll stick with these youngsters. Overall it was a faster 48 minutes of slush run with multiple puddles.