Saturday, January 31, 2009

Silent, Scenic, Solitary Saturday

10 degree Saturday
18 inches on the ground at North Chagrin Reservation
Very little wind.
Multipurpose paths cleared to about 2 inches ..with many foot prints already on..
Much easier running surface that down on trails in the Cuyahoga Valley Recreational Area.

One Man. two shoes... various clothing articles including the new boffy Buckeye Winter Trail Blue Jacket.

"scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
(sounds repeat...hundreds of times...)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"Morning"!!

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 1 Mile)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"Cute dog you have". Can I pet him?".
"Sure"
"Hey buddy!! Good Boy"
(dog panting sounds)
"Okay, have a great day"!!"

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 2 Mile)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 3 Mile) scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 4 Mile)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

(keys jingle..door opens)
"Chug, Chug, Chug"
(door shuts, Horn sounds--door locked
)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 5 Mile)

"Morning...Suns pretty bright right now". Isn't it awesome"?
"Yeah"
"Take Care"

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 6 Mile)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 7 Mile)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 8 Mile)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 9 Mile)

scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"
scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff, scrunch, scrunch, swiff swiff"

"beep Beep" (GARMIN 305 10 Mile)

"Keys jingle"
"door Opens"
"Chug, Chug"
"Car engine starts
"

Reality Returns.

10 miles, 1 hour 50 minutes.. average heart rate 133. Elevation Climbed 1,700 feet.

Life's a Blast!!

16 comments:

Kevin said...

Nothing like a quiet run on the trails. Even if it is filled with snow

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Sounds peaceful. :-)

Trishie said...

Awesome writing, JT! Very very cool way to document a run in the snow. (I also stop to pet people's dogs when I'm running :P)

Shannon said...

Awesome...it sounds like your running had a rhythm.

Missy said...

Sometimes, you just have to stop and smell the roses, or pet a dog, either way! Sounds like a nice, peaceful time!

ShirleyPerly said...

Sounds wonderful (except for the 10 deg part :-)

Danielle in Iowa said...

Nothing like a peaceful run!

The Lazy Triathlete said...

I will tolerate the cold for that kind of solitude.

Kim said...

LOL. Good run report. And isn't the Winter BT Jacket cool? Can't wait for an oppurtunity to break it out!

Melissa said...

Winter running is so nice sometimes. I love how you wrote about it. I had a run very similar to yours last Saturday by myself. I found myself at the top of a hill looking at a clear blue sky.

HAPPY RUNNING!

untpawgal02 said...

Sounds like you really had a great run on he trails!

beth said...

hey, nice run! paradise IS where you are, isn't it? sounds beauftiful! happy february!

IronBob (spawning?? at IMAZ 08) said...

I guess you get used to the cold? Nice run. Makes me wish I brought my running stuff to work today.

Rainmaker said...

Sounds like a great relaxing run. I'd love to have a few of those!

TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

almost made me want to run in the snow...what a wonderful day...

Papa Louie said...

Sounds like a noisey 10 miler but beautiful. Nice run.