This week’s freezing rain left every tree branch encrusted in ice. During my morning run today, the ice was raining down but rather than melting, the ice cracked and fell like little pieces of delicate glass. The sound was most impressive: a constant, magical tinkling of crystal. Beautiful and weird weather phenomena are part of the joy of getting outdoors for your run. Helmet optional.
I wear compression socks. In the colder months I wear them under my long running pants (stressing the UNDER my long running pants). They are my most peculiar piece of running apparel. Pulling them on is harder than the impending run. The odds of tearing your hammy pulling them off is dangerously high. Let’s face it, these high-tech, boa-constrictor-tight, schoolgirl knee socks are inherently funny even if you don’t use them as stockings. Happy Holidays!