Catching Up with Local Sparkers
Saturday, January 17, 2015
We've had some interest among our local SparkTeam members in catching up for a walk so I set up a meet 'n greet for today...however back when I set it up the weather was calling for mid-20's.
Instead we only had 11 degrees...brrr! So our ranks got whittled down a tad: only myself and STRIVERONE, who I know also from our local bike club and rides together. He had just finished a 10K in even colder temps. I wasn't aware of this but our local running club (of which he's a member) has January Freeze runs every Saturday in January. It was cool to see so many out there running!
Even outside of the park there were many folks out walking and jogging...what was the big draw?
SUN!! Glorious SUNSHINE!! Everyone was soaking up those rays! I had been to the fitness center earlier for some upper body strength training and an hour of Spinning. So why not toss a 5K walk in the hopper too? I hauled out the Nordic Poles to take along and was sorry to see that there really was enough snow to have coulda/shoulda/woulda done some cross country skiing. It'll all disappear tomorrow when the temps shoot up into the mid 30's...sigh. Can't do EVERYTHING! The cold got a bit intense on my face toward the end of the walk...the rest of me was toasty warm...but I found myself having a little difficulty enunciating my speech with cheeks & lips feeling like they were getting stiff with the cold.
Both STRIVERONE and I are hoping for warmer temperatures soon so we can tempt more local Sparkers to come on out and join in the fun and conversation...!
Spent time later in the afternoon / evening doing some big batch cooking (soups, etc.) to be ready for the week ahead.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!