Thursday, December 31, 2009

Black Ice and Snotcicles

Been very busy here with Christmas and family, but I've not been a total slug in the running department. Sunday went out early (0600) for 12. I’d characterize that run as “black ice and snotcicles.” Had to pick my way gingerly, staying mostly right on the edge of the road to take advantage of PENNDOT’s anti-skid stones from previous storms.  And this was my first run of the winter where my mustache froze up with condensed water vapor and snot.

The beat of the phrase "Black Ice and Snotcicles" kinda reminds me of the chorus of the REM song, "Crush with Eyeliner" (lyrics at ).  But it's the beat and the pause after My Crush....with Eyeliner that synchs up perfectly with Black Ice....and Snotcicles.

I'm a rookie here but I'll try to embed the YouTube video.

Then on Tuesday I went out braved the wind for a 10 miler. The wind at 0900 was north by northwest—just like the Hitchcock movie—sustained at about 20 mpg with higher gusts, so I headed right into it so as to have it at my back for the second half. I seriously bundled up so it wasn’t outright terrible, just unpleasant, until I reached the far side of the loop and began circling back. Then it was like running with no wind at all.

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