I’m participating in a 30 day 30 blog challenge as part of the ActiveRain site, so every day in the month of November I must write something. I’m a little tight on time this morning to write a localism blog or write about real estate transactions, so I’m just going to share some random thoughts from this morning’s walk.
Jogging in 20 degree weather with 23 mile per hour wind gusts is not the smartest thing to do. This morning my feet felt like they were strapped to ice cubes. It only took a few minutes to freeze up, and it’s very hard to run when you can’t feel your feet.
If you’re prone to cold hands and feet, wearing silk socks covered by wool socks simply won’t keep you warm. And that doesn’t even address your feet! (Kidding, I did wear the socks on my feet.)
If you’re going to wear a scarf when running or jogging, make sure it’s tucked in tightly. You don’t want to realize you dropped it about 1/2 mile back and have to trudge back with your frozen feet to find it. Trust me on this one.
Lots of animals seem to get hit by cars during the night. This morning I saw an owl the size of a coconut (not sure if that’s a baby or not) and a deer. Animals, stay away from those things that go vooom down the road. They are not your friends.
Apparently, no secret magic elf or fairy comes into my neighborhood to pick up trash; in fact, I think some evil ogres come to drop more off. It’s disheartening to be jogging down a beautiful road surrounded by forest and trees and lawn and see garbage strewn here or there.
It’s not a good idea to have two cups of coffee prior to going out on a cold morning to jog. I don’t think I have to explain this one!
The cigarette pack I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, The Mystery of the Cigarette Pack, is STILL THERE. The mystery gets curiouser and curiouser.
And that’s my random collection of exercise-related thoughts from this cold morning in Monroe, NY.
Have a great day!