Thursday, December 15, 2011

The fog...

Thursday Run:
10 miles
8:18 pace

It wasn't extra super cold today- a nice, balmy 18 degrees.
Nothing crazy for 5am at this time of year.

The crazy part was the FOG.
I did the first few miles in the upper part of my neighborhood.
No fog up there.
Then I crossed the highway into the lower neighborhood.

That is where I entered the The Fog abyss.

I always run in the early morning darkness.
There are a lot of street lights, so I am rarely spooked.
(I also rarely come upon any other people, just cars heading to work).

This morning, a different story.
I started running down one particular hill into what appeared to be a scene
from a scary movie- you know that scene, right?
The one where someone heads into a particular dark/foggy/smoky area
where who knows what could be waiting for you
inside said dark/fog/smoke?
When everyone watching the movie is all "why would you go in there??"

Yeah, that was me.
I couldn't see street lights, houses, cars.
It was very foggy.
Luckily nothing scary was waiting for me in The Fog.

You know what else the fog does?
In cold, cold weather at least?

It makes your eyelashes, eyebrows and hair wet.
Then your eyelashes, eyebrows and hair freeze.
It kinda made me feel like her:

A little hardcore- and icy.
Not quite so mean, though.
That was fun.


  1. Oh man! Now I even feel worse that I slept in. I left you in the mist of darkness all by yourself!

  2. It's foggy here all the time and I'm always surprised at how moist it is.

    You are totally hardcore.

    Instead of thinking of it as a scary movie, think of it as one of those warm fuzzy Christmas movies with carolers coming out of the fog. That helps me. (Lame?)

  3. I had a crazy fog run the other day too. Love the post fog run look!

  4. I have to say, I am TERRIFIED of fog. It's the worst when I'm flying on a plane through the clouds. The fear of the unknown scary things that lurk in the fog freak me out. I don't think I could've gotten through that run so I salute you!