Sunday, 23 November 2008

Baby, its cold outside…

The training day everyone fears arrived on the back of a North wind overnight. Coming home from a night out with family at the dogs somewhat after midnight the cold ripped through your average overcoat rather like a knife through, well… butter, but it was at least dry. At 7:30 this morning, however, there was a sugar coating of snow over the fields and roofs and it was still coming down although as I watched it turned to freezing rain. A day for making a pot of tea and going back to bed. Winter training, Pah! Not for softies like me.

Mid afternoon and the guilt of inaction finally gets to me so it’s on with the running kit, out with the dog and 50 minutes slogging around the fields and through the woods at the back of our home with poochie in tow. Mrs. Kipper, meanwhile, wisely decides to drop into the local Somerfield for veggie stew makings, rushing back to a warm house in record time.
By the time I got back home the sweat was dripping through 4 layers of Decathlon’s own brand finest and the thermometer had risen to an alleged 19 degrees from this morning’s measly one degree. All of my clothing (Apparel to those of you who can afford Hincapie stuff) went straight into the washing machine along with a major part of the contents of the fields I so delicately tromped about in. The shoes will have to wait for another day but I feel that preparations for Manchester have only suffered a minor setback.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

I stayed in bed all morning and missed the snow completely :P. Cycled six miles and juggled (er, attempted to juggle) for an hour and a half, though, so not a totally sluglike day... Mrs. Kipper has the right idea!

Arturo said...

Janice is in good form then?

eddy said...

I went out yesterday, so when I woke this morning and saw snow I didn't feel the least bit guilty to put a pot of coffee on, make some toast, and head back under the covers.