Thursday, January 26, 2017

Five Hundred Eighty-One

January 26, 2017
6.01 Miles in 1:04:21
Mood: Frozen, sorta blind and treacherous icy conditions making for tough road to hoe.
Soundtrack: First Aid Kit "The Lion's Roar" / Grouplove "Never Trust A Happy Song" / Family and Friends "XOXO"

The thermometer in my kitchen read 7 degrees as I left my house this morning. I bundled up to protect against the weather, and the cold didn't ever really chill me, although the balaclava that I was wearing did make it impossible to run without my glasses fogging over and then freezing. I alternated between running without glasses in a chilly blurry adventure and running while trying my best to see through the fog. My vision was limited greatly today, which was a bummer, as the sunrise was bright and intense.

I went a little further along the Highline Canal Trail than I have in awhile, and unfortunately large swaths of it were covered in perilous ice. This caused me to have to stop and walk for large segments, and made it so that I wasn't able to cover any more than six miles while I was out. Still, the bright sun shining through ice covered tree limbs made for some spectacular views when I took the time to clean my glasses so I could see them better.

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