It’s been grey and dreary for the last few days and the forecast for Saturday morning is for yet more grey. In 1988, the Soviet writer Irina Ratushinskayathe published Grey is the Color of Hope, about her years confined in a work camp for her “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda.” While there, she continued to work, writing her poems on bars of soap and memorizing them before they dissolved. She chose to submit to solitary confinement rather than wear an identification badge. While in solitary, she went on hunger strike to protest the guards’ abuse of her bunkmate.

So. It’s a little grey. Throw on an extra layer and come on out. We can’t wait to see you at 10:00. The sun will be out by the end of the workout.