This news brought to you by ShadowRun300.

30 Jan

Good Morning.

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.

And now Sports – brought to you by Bob Costas ShadowRun300

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.



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19 responses to “This news brought to you by ShadowRun300.

  1. Sandi

    January 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Haha, love the newsreader style!

    • shadowrun300

      January 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks! I had fun writing it! 🙂

  2. territerri

    January 31, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Good news all around! I’m so glad to hear that Link’s eye issues are coming under control. And I’m happy for you that your career is on the rise! I totally get your excitement for changes and challenges at work. Your weather sounds great! Should make your training easier to do.

    • shadowrun300

      January 31, 2013 at 2:02 am

      The past couple of days have been awesome for running. Tomorrow it’ll be in the 20s, which won’t be bad as long as these gusty winds slow down by then.
      Link’s news is definitely the best of all! And yeah, I think you and I are on the same page as far as work goes. Have you heard anything??

      • territerri

        January 31, 2013 at 3:30 am

        No word on the headline competition… I’m kind of itching for some feedback from the big guy, but knowing him… it could be days… weeks…. LOL

  3. Abby

    January 31, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Such full coverage! Medical, economy, weather, sports… Nice follow-up on the cornea correction situation. I’m hoping the good news is all true! You never know with the spin the media puts on things these days,

    • shadowrun300

      January 31, 2013 at 2:26 am

      Best coverage in the area – right her in Smalltown, IL.
      I’m thinking the news came from a pretty reputable source, so it should all be true. ‘Course this source has to have a 14 year old show her how to use a phone, so ya just never know.

  4. agg79

    January 31, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Excellent news report. Way better than Al Roker on weather and Bob “I’ve never played a down” Costas. on the sports desk. I need to tune in to keep up with the latest news from the Gateway city. Glad to hear you are back on track for your run. It’s hard to keep up with the training runs with that work schedule but I like your plan of attack I’d recommend driving the course once or twice to get a feel for the route (especially the Holy hill around mile 6). Should be a piece of cake for you. Make time to hit the expo the day before the race. Lots of neat things to see/do/buy. 66 days to go.

    • shadowrun300

      January 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      I think my report was a little long-winded, but I had lotsa news! (And I’ve never played a down either….)
      Great idea to drive the course beforehand. I remember you saying you did that. My hotel sits in about the middle of the course, so I’ll do that after work one day. I’m excited about the expo after seeing yours! I’ll be staying at a hotel in the city the night before, so I’ll have plenty of time to “shop”! 66 days (well, 65 now) to go. Sounds closer when you say it that way!

      • agg79

        February 1, 2013 at 3:06 am

        I still have lots of tidbits to offer but just don’t want to bore everyone else. I definitely agree with your pre-run plan of staying at the hotel downtown. It makes things a lot easier on the morning of the run if all you have to do is “get up and hit the streets”. Makes the whole event easier, memorable. I have really wanted to do the same but my cheapness gene keeps kicking in. Besides, after 5 years, I think I have finally gotten the system down. You gotta do the expo on Saturday before the race. Give yourself an hour or two just to experience the whole pre-marathon hoopla. And don’t forget your credit card.

      • shadowrun300

        February 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm

        I know what you mean about not boring others, so I try not to post about it every day – but I’d like too. 🙂
        One of the benefits of working at a hotel is $29 rates at one of their properties. I’m not allowed to stay at mine, but the one I’ll be staying at is only a mile up the street from mine and only a few blocks from the starting point. Otherwise, not sure I’d fork out the bucks for it either.
        You’ll never bore me with your tidbits, so anytime you think of something, feel free to spill it here. I’m soakin’ it all up. I have lots more questions too, so I hope you’re ready! 🙂 Thanks, Agg!

  5. Rock Chef

    January 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Hm, Holy Hill – is this the point where runners start saying “Oh God!” and “Jesus Christ!” as they struggle to the top? 🙂

    • shadowrun300

      January 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      I’m guessin’ you’re right about that! 🙂 Here’s the description of that part of the course, and why they call it Holy Hill:
      MiLE 7
      As you continue on Holy Hill, you will experience the Very Reverend Mike, from Christ Church Cathedral who douses competitors with
      holy water. This fun area has lots of entertainment and cheer zones that make it one of the most visual stretches on the course.

      • Rock Chef

        January 31, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        Sounds like a barrel o’laughs! 🙂

      • shadowrun300

        January 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        I’ll let you know how fun it really is! 🙂

  6. meleah rebeccah

    January 31, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I’m glad Link can see so much better for MOST of the day, but I sure do hope they can find a solution so he can see ALL THE TIME.

    Meleah thinks ShadowRun needs a raise, like immediately. Meleah is happy Shawdow likes her new responsibilities and new found respect – but Meleah sill thinks that should be represented in Shadows paycheck. Meleah will get off of her soap box now.

    The weather is completely bipolar. Mother Nature needs to check her medications. One day its 11 degrees with ice falling from the sky, and the next day it’s 65 and sunny, with 40 MPH winds. WTF? It’s winter right? I want my blizzard darn it!

    Keep up the good work training for the half marathon this April. You’re going to do an amazing job, because you ARE amazing.

    • shadowrun300

      February 1, 2013 at 1:01 am

      I’d love it if Meleah would come to St. Louis and have a talk with Shadow’s boss… 🙂
      Bipolar is a great way to describe the weather! We were in the 70s two days ago, and now it’s flippin’ 15 degrees and blustery cold. And yeah – Where IS your blizzard?
      Thanks for the half-marathon pep talk! Keep it up for 65 more days, okay?

  7. towardshealthylife

    February 1, 2013 at 12:25 am

    What a fun post! I sure hope you get the pay that goes with the responsibilities otherwise it would not be fair! 🙂

    • shadowrun300

      February 1, 2013 at 1:02 am

      You’re right. It’s not fair. But I feel like I need to prove I can do it well, and that they NEED me, and then I’ll talk money.
      Good to hear from you again! 🙂


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