I ran on Sunday mostly because I thought it would make a good blog post. Then I didn’t write the blog post, and isn’t that typical of me? Well, I will try to write about my run now rather than drag us all (further) down with another Tired Tuesday post.
On Sunday, local readers will recall, the weather sucked. Unfortunately I did not realize this when I made up my mind to run. I knew it was supposed to be cold but felt I could handle it. I had to bring Steven to work, so I got dressed in my running clothes to do that. Steven went out to brush off the vehicles, since it had snowed in the night. When I went out to help him, I discovered it was still snowing.
At first I saw no reason to change my plans. After all, what are a few flakes among friends (no, not itches and flakes; that could be dandruff). By the time I was actually driving Steven to his place of employment, what had been a few flakes had turned into a wall of white. Regular readers may remember my odd personality quirk that bad weather makes me laugh. I cackled all the way to Steven’s work.
“I am totally going running in this,” I said. “It will make a great blog post.”
I did briefly consider abandoning the notion and running in place indoors on my Mom’s mini-tramp (she said she doesn’t need it back). But I was already dressed in my warmest running pants, and I had located my toque and mittens (they are actually my sister Diane’s mittens; she may want them back). Anyways, the snow was likely to stop soon; you know what they say about the weather and waiting five minutes. Making the bargain with myself that I would turn back if the sidewalks were slippery, I set out.
The sidewalks were not slippery. The snow did not stop. I was grateful for the mittens and the warm pants. I only wished I had something protecting my face. That got cold, and since I had the mittens on, I couldn’t even put my palms on my cheeks and do Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” which kind of helps, temporarily. It was not until I finished my run and was walking my cool-down (the irony is not lost on me) that I realized the snow was actually accumulating on my face. If I had a smart phone, I could have taken a selfie and wouldn’t that have added something to the blog.
The run itself was not that bad. I have not been running much lately so I am trying to be better about it. And maybe next time I can write a better blog post about it. Happy Tuesday, everyone.