Monday, February 14, 2011

Single Layer Slushfest

Just when you all thought you couldn't take one more second of my bitching about the cold weather . . . my complaining is on hiatus. I won't call it gone for good because who knows when the cold could return. But for today, I am happy to say that it was a balmy 36 degrees when I went for my after work run. So I *gasp* did not wear my Under Armour tights under my Nike winter pants. And I *double gasp* did not wear my base layer turtle neck under my zip up top. And, wait for it, I didn't wear a hat.

I felt sort of exposed. And my Nike pants scratching against my leg hairs (What? Don't tell me I'm the only one who doesn't shave every day in the winter) felt a bit odd. Wonderful odd.

We ran my favorite 4.5 mile route from my office - out to the golf course, around a little loop, and back. It is pavement (which was clear!) all the way to the golf course, and then dirt. The dirt was a melty, mucky mess. My running partner's son ran with us and he runs in Vibram Five Fingers (sidenote: I almost just typed Four Fingers. You know, for all the four-toed folks.). Of course because he is young, he runs like a speedy little gazelle. So it was like following in the footsteps of a Yeti through the slushy snow.

Yeti, leg hair . . . yep, this post got a little weird. Sorry. Time to get to bed (so I can get up early and swim!).

11 comments:

Richelle said...

I don't shave that often in the winter. I need that hair to keep my legs warm.

The weather is so beautiful right now. I hope I have the chance to enjoy it some more this week before it gets colder. :)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Hooray for warm weather, but now I gotta start shavin' again???

Jamoosh said...

I am all about the single layer whenever possible.

Marlene said...

I'm loving the mild spell, although it's freezing here today... better temps coming. Can't wait for the slush. :S

I only shave for physio appointments in the winter. lol

Jess said...

See, and if it were 36 here in FL, I would have worn ALL of those additional layers!

Jill said...

Here's hoping good weather is NOT going to turn bad again (wishful thinking, right?!?); it was 65 here last weekend and 57 today...oh how I love it.

Sherri said...

We have nice weather too...hooray!

Diana said...

Even if this Feb thaw is short lived, it certainly WAS needed by all us Midwestern folks!
Shaving? What the heck is that? I like my extra "built-in" fur coat for these cold times!

RunMommyRun said...

Isn't the slush glorious??? :) Just tell my kids to ignore it, please!

You mean I'm supposed to shave my legs EVERYDAY in the spring, summer, and fall???? Oops. ;)

Beth said...

It has been slushy and, in the morning, icy but I will take it! I'm so excited that it is warmer. I hope it continues.

Katie A. said...

I totally don't shave every day in the winter! Goose bumps are awful when combined with a razor!
Nice job on the run, I want winter over too, although I shouldn't complain, we don't get snow ;) Have a great week!