>“Sure, I’ve heard of grits. I’ve just never seen a grit before.” – Vinnie Gambini (My Cousin Vinnie)
If you’ve ever lived south of the Mason-Dixon line, you are probably aware that the term GRITS has two meanings. The first, is the aforementioned breakfast food. Grits are basically ground up corn. They’re rather tasty – served with butter, cheese, a little salt maybe. They’re delectable in a dish called shrimp & grits.
|Grits, the breakfast food|
The other meaning for the term GRITS is Girls Raised In The South. Think Scarlett O’Hara. Daisey Duke. Syrup-thick southern accents, packaged with lots of “ya’ll”, “yonder”, and “honey”. Again – as a product of the south, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about GRITS in this fashion. That being said though, I did stray (I married an Italian from New Jersey!).
|G.R.I.T.S. – Girls Raised in The South|
Today, I’m here to introduce you to a new meaning for the term GRITS: “Great Running In The South.” Yes, the vast majority of the United States is blanketed in snow and ice. It’s cold. Damn cold in some places. So cold that even a short run around the block would leave your eyebrows frozen over like Sir Edmund Hillary on his trek up Mount Everest.
|What 90% of the USA is running in this week|
This week, the South has been wonderful. It’s been sunny, warm and pleasant. Take today, for example. 75 degrees. Perfect running weather.
|Great Running In The South in the Winter!|
So…while for some, it’s so cold that an ice cube would get frostbite, winter in Florida is just about perfect! Warm sunny days, cool nights. Winter & spring in the south bring some of the best running weather around. All of this adds up to bring us Great Running In The South!