Saturday, March 09, 2013
So - this was today's forecast. Add to this a "feels like" temperature of 16 - thanks to the cold north wind. Today is "long run" day, so rather than trudge out 10 REALLY long miles on the dreadmill, I thought, "What's a little snow gonna hurt!? I'll go for a nice long walk, maybe come across some nice wintry photo opps, shave off a few miles..." My son was nice enough to drop me off at a trail head a few miles away; and immediately upon exiting the car, I realized that this was NOT gonna be the leisurely stroll I had in mind. Turns out, traipsing 3 miles back north, in about a foot of snow, with 30mph winds pelting ice shards in one's face, is NOT a good idea! Who knew!? With about one mile to go, with my face red and stinging, my legs numb from the relentless wind and snow penetrating my pants, my coat completely saturated and quite heavy; I hear the clippetyclop cadence of someone's shoes hitting the pavement behind me. And for a fleeting moment I thought to myself, "Now who in the world would be foolish enough to be out here in this blizzard trying to run???!" Ahem.