Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 82 - Rare Sighting

Rumors of a rare sighting of the amphibious short-shorted neon-jacketed trail loper have been confirmed.

Forecast for the day was mostly sunny with a high of 61F. That meant shorts. Yep, shorts. So put blinders on your small children.

One little recognized bit of fallout from this Daylight Savings scheme is that when the forecasted high temp for the day is 61F, at 11:45a, it can still be, oh let's say... 41F. Even with the sunshine, that's a little nippy on the nether regions when all you have in your bag is a pair of short-shorts.

Luckily I still had a jacket crammed into the corner of one of the compartments. At least half of me would be warmish.

Jacket + short-shorts = good look!

Time-shifted-work-trip + Long-weekend-trip = 739 emails waiting for me this morning.

So, the run had to be short. Opted for the familiar pond loop, since the water was finally down below ark-building stage. Even so, the piddly-run-off was ankle deep. No matter, I pounced in and scampered across.

If you haven't run through ankle deep water lately, you're missing out. It's invigorating. It's liberating. It's childish and fun. Next time you see a stream, don't think, just run through it. You'll dry, and so will your shoes. And the next time you put them on, when they may be still just a bit damp, or have a dab of dried mud on them, just try not to smile.

Now go out and find that stream... I need to get back to my email.

Good running,
Doug

Numbers: 1.4 miles on pavement, sidewalk, grass, mud, dirt, gravel, and shallow creek bed. Legs felt springy and alive!