Ah ha ha! (that was a triumphant laugh) I went running again! I took two days off, because it was just too cold for me, but this morning it was 30 degrees when we got up, so I said, “Hey!”
I waited a couple of hours first and ate a banana with peanut butter not quite one hour before I actually went. It was not much above 30 by then, but I thought I could rock it. I was right. I ran on the sidewalk instead of the road for the most part, because it was covered with enough snow to give traction. Sometimes I thought I saw ice underneath the snow, so I exercised caution. My middle-aged shuffle is good for that.
I had run for a half a block before I realized it was snowing. Snow? Oh well, I could still rock it (but not rocket, if you see what I mean). I had on leggings, a long sleeved t-shirt, a hat and gloves. I wished I had also worn a scarf, especially when the wind picked up. Then again, running without a scarf, I think, “Oh, if I had a scarf to cover my cold face, how nice that would be!” Running with a scarf, it’s, “I can’t get this damn scarf to cover my face right and now I’m fogging my glasses!”
As I ran, I thought about the blog post I would write, especially the title. It is Superbowl Sunday. Could I work that in? How about alliteration on Sunday? Then I looked around at houses, feeling happy when I saw the occasional Christmas decoration still up. I don’t really get over my post-Christmas let-down till spring. Sometimes it lasts till it’s time to start thinking about Halloween. When I wasn’t looking for greenery and wreaths, I was hoping the cold air would not give me a headache.
Regarding that last sentence, it was a forlorn hope. As I type this, I’m afraid I got one and it is getting worse (remember, the more you complain, the longer God lets you live). However, I see that I am over 300 words. Short for a Running Commentary but long enough for a Wrist to Forehead Sunday. I shall stop blogging and nurse my headache. But I ran for 26 minutes, the same as I ran on Thursday, and I felt pretty damn good about it. Happy Sunday, everybody.