the weather forecast called for 0.5″ of ice followed by rain, but what fell last night was mostly sleet.
now, with 30F temps, it makes for a sloppy, soaking, cold mess of a 6 mile run even if i try to stick to running in tire tracks on the side streets.
i’ve learned the hard way that these conditions are just right for a slip and fall after your feet get a good soaking in icy water, start to go numb and your shoes get sleet packed into the treads.
and to make matters worse, i have to run the last mile on top of this crap that the snow plows kicked over onto the sidewalk. it’s 4-6 inches of slippery, semi-compacted sleet.
fun times when your legs are tired and your feet are numb and there’s traffic coming at you at 45mph 😢
thankfully, innumerable slips but no falls!
most days i can’t remember what i had for breakfast, but drop me in a dozen locations around the country and i can remember half mile markers for runs even if i haven’t run the route in years. here’s one on a 5 mile route.
note the green grass on december 26th in grand rapids, michigan. very unusual!
if you’re at stella’s lounge in grand rapids, michigan see if you can find odin’s initials on one of the tables. GQ magazine rated their fare as “Best Burger in America”.
i had the “mr fables” with green olives, blue cheese & swiss cheese, and while it was very, very, good ( and i recommend you go have one if you have the chance ) i have to admit the burger i had at the burger joint in new york city ( thanks to a hot tip from jason kottke ) might have been a better burger.
maybe i need to do arrange side-by-side comparison.