3 miles- A bit of a hectic schedule today. Lower legs still feeling brittle and achy. I managed three barefoot miles on a treadmill. with the grade set at 10% and the speed at 7mph. I have no idea what that means, but treadmills sure are boring.
7 miles - I visited Sam at GVSU for a couple days, so I had a small change in scenery. Left her place and ran some country roads, which eventually took me to the Grand River. The trails were snowed in with ice chunks underneath, which really slowed my pace...to a walk. It was cool watching the gigantic islands of ice floating down the river, colliding and drifting apart. The only sounds I could hear were the wind in the trees and the ice crashing together. When I closed my eyes, it sounded like chaos. When I opened them, it looked like an orchestrated dance. Nature has that amazing capability. Something about watching a river pass before me made me lose all concept of time and forget that I was standing in ankle deep ice with no socks on. I soon noticed that it was time to meet Samantha for lunch, so I pressed on, breaking first snow on the campus trails and making my way to her apartment. A great way to spend an hour and a half outside, even with achy legs.
|A shot of the river, but in a different spot where the ice wasn't flowing so heavily|
|Boring country roads, but at least the sun was shining to warm up the cold wind |
|Apparently, ice is rather heavy.|
|The only thng that could provide some contrast was my pink skin.|
|Standard view from the lookout tower. Hard not to just stare for a while when I sit there.|
|Mine wasn't that bloody, but it tore right down past the superficial layer of skin.|
|...And the award for grossest foot of the day goes to Jeremiah Cataldo.|