Dear Weather Gods
It doesn’t take a qualified meteorologist to know you love Tasmania. Four seasons? Mountainous interior? A small island tucked in under the Australian mainland but bordered by large expanses of ocean? These things give you all so much scope for creativity.
Just today we’ve had some lovely patches of warm sunshine – thank you. Some howling gales, rain and now snow clouds descending down the mountains. Oh and a beautiful rainbow. Yes, I think you truly must love how you can make things change, alter and amend at your combined will. Who cares if it’s spring right now, throw in a bit of winter and hot summer all at once just for the weather-loving fun of it all. One day it’s been warmer than warm and the next day back to freezing.
Your choices aren’t boring like in other parts of Australia. You can do hot, freezing, rain, snow, wind. You can do the full pallet of weather conditions, throwing down at us every element available to you. And sometimes all in one day.
I absolutely love the four seasons. Love them so much. I’m not saying this to suck up to you either, I promise. I love how every three months the wheel of weather turns and we are experiencing something new. Colours, climate, conditions. Nothing is ever dull.
But I have a special request. I know I made it last year and I know that there are more important things for you to be considering. With El Nino coming up we are facing a dryer than dry summer and I know you will do your best to look after the men and women who farm the land to feed the people. I know that in other places of the world that things are looking bleak and I do appreciate you do your best to minimise the bad. I know I shouldn’t be asking for this certain weather wish.
But I am, I am making another request. The same one as last year. And last year you turned on the best day in 19 years, thank you. A day out of the box, perfect. A day that the Unsporty Woman achieved her Holy Running Grail.
Please could we have another one? Another perfect day? On Sunday 16 November a perfect day to run Point to Pinnacle? Just for the morning? Please?
Love the Unsporty Woman and 2399 Point to Pinnacle Participants
Happy running 🙂
PS the weather will be what the weather will be, but it doesn’t hurt to ask for a good day…I’m sure it doesn’t 🙂