Tuesday 18 January 2005

running through slush

it snowed in belfast again last night. i could tell when i went to bed that it was even though i couldn't see out my window. it's that hushed sound that gives it away. the silent sound of snow falling. there was actually a couple inches, but then, by the time i went out running this morning it was beginning to warm, so the stuff falling from the sky was more sleet and slush than snow. really, there must be some rule that running 5 miles in the slush really adds up to be about 7 miles as you're having to work that much harder to not fall. Yet there was a wee bit of unholy pleasure in the knowledge that probably none of the other people driving slowly through the slush or slipping along the sidewalk had been out running this morning. A wee bit of unholy glee to be one up on the city.

run with dignity.

2 comments:

BeautiPhil said...

and today, mid january, in the northwest it was mostly sunny and 70degrees Farenheit...

wait, SEVENTY? yeah, i thought it was supposed to be winter! Three days ago I was freezing my fingers off playing ultimate frisbee the day after a freezing ice storm...

Chris Cope said...

Here in Minnesota we've already been running on snow and ice for a month or so. The payoff comes in the spring (April), once it finally melts away and suddenly you're just flying down the trail thinking: "Wow? This is how fast I run? Go me."