Thursday, January 20, 2011
A Girl and Her New Shoes
I bet you all thought it was going to be something with a heel, right? Actually, these are, Scout's Honor, cross my heart, the first pair of shoes I've purchased all winter. It's too cold for anything but boots, and besides, I can't run in the snow with heels. I can barely run in the snow with these, although that's exactly what I'm doing this Saturday morning at the top of the Sandia Mountains. 5K, through the snow, uphill.
At least it's not backwards. And, there will be refreshments before and after the race. Lots and lots of refreshments. Which is always my primary motivation for just about everything I do. "Does that ass-kicking happen to come with a martini? I'll take it."
Note to Karl: the race is at 10,600 feet. I live and work at 7,500 feet. I have no idea how it is that I'm still breathing, except from what little research I've done on high altitude living, it seems we eventually become acclimated even if the blood isn't flowing as fast or as fully. Which could explain a few things.