I decided to take advantage of the beautiful sunny day we’re having and hit the streets over lunch hour. I’m glad I checked The Weather Network and bundled up because it was
friggin cold brisk.
(That’s 7F, “feels like” -9F)
I was pleased to discover that the sidewalks had been roughly plowed so I started out on a route which makes a large square around my office on 4 major roads. I had turned the first corner and was about half way to the next turn when I saw this:
I stopped and looked around. The sidewalk was non-existent beyond the sign, there was no safe way to cross the road and I really didn’t feel like back-tracking. So on I went! For the next 1.5K, I trudged through snow over 1 foot deep; I wouldn’t even call it running. It tired me out (and soaked my feet/legs) making the rest of the run more difficult than it should have been, but before long I was back at the office.
8.15K = 5.06mi
5:57/KM = 9:36/mi
And now I’m shivering away at my desk with a red face and wet hair, but I feel refreshed and invigorated. Nothing beats getting out of the office for some fresh air.