Friday, January 26, 2007

Impressing Lis

There's something so comforting and reassuring about having a routine. On most Winter evenings after work, I fly into the office bathroom to change into my running outfit, avoid the cleaning guy on my way out as he really complains a lot more than I have time to listen to.. I have a very narrow window of time between signing off from my workstation and meeting Lis or Jess by the lake for our run, so there's little room for deviation.. See, if we humans didn't instill a little rigidity into our journeys, we'd never arrive at our destinations. I was particularly enthused at the prospect of this evening's run, as I had mentioned to Lis earlier that it was suppossed to be very cold and windy this night, and I may have to don my famous pantyhose face-mask.. She said she may be too scared to run with me, but she'd try to be brave.. I told her not to be jealous as her more traditional fleece face mask trapped moisture and froze on her.. I arrived in the dark parking area where we meet, Lis was sitting in her car waiting.. She looked over and shook her head in fright. The wind and cold was a little alarming, and we didn't do a lot of talking in that hour.. I was wanting to brag more than I did about how comfortable my face was feeling, but you know, I didn't want to risk it.. It's not easy to find someone willing to brave single digit temps on a Friday night..

4 comments:

Kevin said...

Good story. Not sure whether to comment on the famous pantyhose face-mask or running in the dark on a cold winter night. One thing's for certain, if you can find a training partner like Lis to go with you on a wintery Friday night, you'd better keep her as a training partner. It's unlikely I'd be out running on a cold and dark Friday night.

Jon said...

The only thing I ask now is a picture of you in that mask. I am sure it looks like some kind of serial killer look, but I'm sure a sexy serial killer ;)

tamar said...

kevin~ amen to that! of course, it helps that the course is a stone's throw from her stomping grounds.. but regardless, I really cherish her company.. you're tough kevin, you could join us..

jon~ I looked in the mirror when I came home one day in that get-up, and I must say, it looked a lot more attractive than I thought.. Gave me flawless skin.. I was tempted to wear it to work, but then thought better of it..

Anonymous said...

It didn't seem right to be part of your blog and not comment. I had a great winter running with Tamar through some pretty cold and dreary evenings. I'm much stronger now than I've been in a long time. Just want to thank you for that.