We’ll start today’s news with a follow up from a story aired last week about ShadowRun300’s oldest son, Link. Link, who has been struggling with severe eye troubles the past few years, has finally found some relief. This relief comes in the form of hard contact lenses. The lenses force his corneas into the nice convex shapes they should be, in order for light to enter his eye and be refracted properly. He is no longer struggling with putting them in or taking them out, and he is amazed at being able to see. Not all is perfect, however. His contacts have to come out at some point, and because of the shape of his eyes, glasses are not a viable replacement. So there are times throughout the evening where he is “blind” again. We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they arrive.
In other news, ShadowRun’s career is on the upswing. With the departing of an important team member, SR has been chosen to be her replacement. She is now responsible for all of the billing, responding to emails, setting up arriving groups and buses, and ensuring the front office is running properly. At this time, there has been no discussion of a promotion or raise, however, the added responsibility and respect has been benefit enough to keep her satisfied. For now. Her immediate supervisor is aware of her desire to advance, and has inadvertently discovered she is searching elsewhere for a higher position. This knowledge seemed to incorporate some fear in him, so with luck, it may not be long before SR receives the title and pay to go along with the added responsibility.
And now we’ll head to, ummm, ShadowRun for the weather.
The weather pattern that we are in has taken the city of St. Louis and its surrounding areas on a roller coaster ride. A week ago, the high was 28 degrees with lows dropping in to the teens. With each passing day, the temperatures rose, and by Monday, the St. Louis area saw a high of 74 and a low of a balmy 52 degrees. Tuesday was just as warm. As we speak, however, a cold front is passing through the area, bringing gusty winds and inches of rain. Waiting just behind the front are dropping temperatures. By the end of today, the temperature will have dropped into the 30s, possibly turning the rain into snow.
As it happens often in the midwest, this cold trend won’t last for long. Throughout the week, the temperatures will continue to rise, and by next Monday, the St. Louis area will once again have temperatures back up into the 50s. Hang on and enjoy the ride.
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SR300 continues to train for the half-marathon coming up on April 7th of this year. Just 2 short months away. Despite a critical setback at the end of December, ShadowRun seems to be back full force. Training during the winter has been a little more difficult than expected. A few days, ice on the roads has kept her homebound, and her work schedule has been busier than in previous winters. SR prefers running right away in the morning and finds it difficult to run after being on her feet all day at work. Unfortunately, 6am start times makes it difficult to run in the morning. As usual, she is determined to have a good showing at the marathon. so she does not let these setbacks deter her. Just this week she was able to log 25 miles in the 3 days she was able to run.
Excitement and nervousness continues to build for SR300, especially after revisiting the course description. If 13.1 miles isn’t difficult enough, right in the middle will be a 2 mile “Holy Hill”. This hill happens to be very near the hotel where she works, so there is thought that perhaps she can don her running shoes right after work, and try to tackle the hill before the big day. Should that occur, we will be on the scene, bringing you the news live. Well, maybe not live, but you’ll hear from ShadowRun herself on how the event played out.
That’s it for this week’s news. For more information on anything you’ve heard throughout the newscast, just click on the links provided. And be sure to tune in tomorrow for an update on Dumb ShadowRun’s smart phone.