I always say, "There's never a bad day for a run in Arequipa." That's because the temperatures are mild all year round and we live in a desert, so it rarely rains. But when it does rain, the city infrastructure is unprepared for it and this last week it rained and washed out some pipelines leaving us, ironically, without water. Today is the Arequipa marathon. It really didn't work for me to run even the 10K with Amy's condition, but since Lyle was here and awake at 6:30 am, I went for a run on one of my regular routes. When I came home, I couldn't take a shower, because there is a water cut and our backup tank was empty! Luckily, the Peats, missionaries from England, live nearby and said a phrase we've heard a lot lately, "If there is anything we can do, let us know." They have their own well, and graciously allowed us to shower at their house. Good thing since we have church tonight! Amy has felt better today than yesterday, and plans on going to church tonight. The nice shower probably has contributed positively to that!
Here are the leaders of the Arequipa Marathon at the 30K point near our house. Hope they got a shower when they were done.