|The Slush Pond|
Last Sunday i took advantage of all three. I put on my inov-8 goretex ultralight running 'boots' (288 grams per shoe baby!), a pair of Inov-8 'debris' socks, some old shorts (yeah, it was that warm) and went out to run 8 miles. I ran straight through all the puddles and took to the snow-mobile trails once i hit the greenway. It was brutal running and despite the vast quantities of water i encountered my feet stayed dry for nearly 40 minutes, finally succumbing to the wicking nature of the socks and one too many over the ankle puddles. After the run i spent an hour with my boys, Keegan and AJ, watching sticks and leaves race down the street towards the storm drain - careening under half melted blocks of ice and through twisty valleys of snow. And then after a nice hot shower, the whole family walked down to that pond in University Park to watch Keegan go 'swimming'.
What a great day.