Thursday, January 23, 2014

Shorts report

Anyone else feel like we're stuck in the same weather loop?

One or two sunny, mild days that lift our spirits sky-high, only to be crushed by the deep freeze that follows and sticks around for several days before beginning the cycle anew.

I mean, I live in the Midwest by choice, and I don't have a gym membership by choice, so I'm not asking for sympathy.

If nothing else, the arctic spells make me determined to take advantage of the nicer days — not just by going outside, but by wearing shorts in January!

The legs were out last Sunday! (PS — I *am* wearing shorts in this photo. They just got cut off.)
I've managed to run outside in shorts three times so far this month, two of those times in a T-shirt as well. One of those days I probably could've been comfortable in tights, but I wasn't suffering in shorts, either.

I like to think of the mud splatters all up my calves as badges of honor, especially when I pass at least one runner who's clothed head to toe as I sneak the summer gear out months early.

Doesn't look like I'll have another such chance for a while, but we'll see what February brings. At the very least I should be able to leave the fuzzy hat and gloves behind here and there.

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