The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, October 10, 2016

33 Degrees!

When I went out this morning to run it was damn cold, only 33 degrees!  My mind was working on convincing me to say "To Hell with this!"  But, I sat for a moment, thought about how I could do this, and that it was just cold.  No ice, no anything to gripe about and that I needed to do this.  I walked slowly to the start of my route, started to pray the Rosary as is my normal routine when I run, and then when I got to the start point.... I simply started and kept willing myself to keep going.  After the first mile, the cold didn't bother me anymore and I completed my four miles.  I am glad I did it.  

I felt nervous about work this morning when I got up.  Nothing was actually on my mind about things I needed to do.  But, I was, I think, just feeling general sadness that a nice weekend was done and it was back to the old grindstone once again.  But, after my run, I feel much less anxious and feel ready to try to tackle a new week.  I am sitting here on the back porch, coffee and pipe in hand while the dog eats her breakfast.  Then I shall go and shower, shave my neck and get dressed and head to the U.



Blogger S. J. Qualls said...

It is that time of year, but the first few mornings of it we feel like - What the hell is this? Sometimes I think stupid things like - I should move south ... then I realize I already did that! Good for you to make that first chilly run! Have a good week!

Monday, 10 October, 2016  
Blogger BBC said...

You have walked or ran through a number of winters so it must not be too bad.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016  
Blogger forsythia said...

33 degrees and you keep on running. Good for you. I always use any excuse in the world to not walk the dog--too hot, too humid, too cold, too misty, looks like rain, etc etc--but I'm always glad, and so is the dog, when we walk.

Thursday, 13 October, 2016  
Blogger E. Rosewater said...

33 degrees, how's the elevation?

i live on a hill and it's amazing how the roads can suddenly become icy when i ride several blocks up the hill.

Thursday, 13 October, 2016  

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