balaclava--a tasty treat
The balaclava, one of the most important pieces of winter equipment I’ve invested in, despite the fleeing-from-the-crime scene look (it was 9 degrees this morning!). Plus, it’s one of the coolest words in the English language, with a cadence that reminds me of forward motion, of running. And it has a tasty linguistic doppelganger – baclava. And a melodious cousin, balalaika. OK, cue Billy Collins. I’ve signed up for a half-marathon in Hyannis on Feb. 22, so I’ve got to get used to running in Arctic temps. The eyelashes freezing together though, that was startling, in a being-buried-alive kinda way. Goggles, anyone?
pleasant street-science museum route
7.84 miles: 1 hr. 10mins., 25 secs.
@ 8 min. 50 sec. miles
weather: 9F, bitter, no wind
surface: asphalt, stretches of ice pack
music: run mix 3 (1.10.09)
pre-run eats: cup of coffee, banana, apple, one packet of tri-berry energy goo, two Advil.
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