Big Long Thing 206 done today at the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington, Vermont. A brief backstory: 3 years ago I did this race and they cancelled because it reached 83 degrees. They cancelled 4 hours in so it was a very expensive trip to a fun run. I was, and remain apparently, pissed. I decided I would try the race again after 3 years mostly because I needed a Vermont race and this was the only one I could make work without taking vacation. Anyway today 10 minutes prior to start the announce we need to clear the park because there are dark clouds gathering and there’s a possibility of lightning. 45 minute delay for light showers I heard one rumble and saw no lightning, but more than anything I was instantly transplanted back to 3 years ago and have spent all day mad as a hornet. Anyway long and short of it: Burlington is lovely, but this race can eat a bag of dicks as far as I’m concerned. Fun fact: Vermont City Marathon represents 50% of all my cancelled and delayed races.