It was cold, there was a foot of snow with a layer of ice underneath. There was also a cold wind and people who did not shovel their sidewalks. So I put on my socks, with plastic grocery bags over the top, then my running sneakers, then my yaktrax. Threw on the rest of my winter gear and went running! My feet stayed dry even when I accidentally ran through a muddy icey puddle!
I didnt get any pictures because my ipod died and then I had to count the rest of my training, 3 minutes walking and 2 minutes of running for 25 minutes.
So at one point on my way home I started coming up on this mom in an apartment parking lot who was talking on her cell phone while putting things in her trunk. Her 5ish year old boy was standing next her. We made eye contact as I passed and then the unthinkable happened. Her child started chasing me and laughing and then hitting my ass. (warning cursing ahead)
Are you fucking kidding me?! And you wanna know how she reacted?
In a sing song voice
"lucas come back here, lucas stop doing that, lucas you cant do that"
Again, are you fucking kidding me? Excuse me, my children would have never done that, if they had I would have used my stern mother voice and chased after my kid if I had to. She didnt, she just stood there on the phone watching the whole thing. ARGHHHHHH! Did this teach her kid anything? Yeah, mommy doesnt care if you touch girls inappropriately, so go right ahead.
I made it home, accosted but home. I told hubby to get the kids dressed in their winter gear and while I waited for them, I shoveled the driveway and sidewalk. Afterwards I played with them in the snow and then we went inside for hot cocoa.
And we have crows roosting in our backyard.