I was chatting with my buddy, Phillip Doiron, this morning via text.
Phillip is the CEO if the Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA in Greenville, and we have been friends for several years dating to my tenure as editor of the Delta Democrat Times.
Anyway, I was texting him this morning to give him a hard time about one of his biggest events of the year, the Cotton Classic 10K road race.
I missed last year’s event and have felt bad about it. So, this year is a must. This Saturday is a must.
But word from MDOT is that U.S. 61 is going to be closed due to flooding as are parts of U.S. 49W, the two main routes to Greenville from Jackson.
I asked him if I am going to be able to make it Friday night. After a couple of serious comments back and forth, Phillip suggested I might need to bring a swim suit with me for the event.
Sure, I said. Maybe we can make it a biathlon.
“Amen brother,” Phillip replied.