Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A creepy, but cool run

Tonight's run was a bit creepy. But at the same time, very cool.

I met up with my friend Jess and our original plan was to head over to a monthly fun run put on by the local running club. I went over to her house after work, changed into my running gear and we were set to make the half hour drive to the run.

But five minutes into the run, we made a U-turn and headed back to her house.

See we've been having a problem with fog here the past few days. Something to do with melting snow, warm temperatures and the rain we got all morning. And the fog today? Pretty bad. As in you really couldn't see the car in front of you very well. And considering there was just a 38-car pile up last week that involved foggy conditions on the highway we needed to drive on, we didn't really want to be involved in Massive Car Crash Part II.

So we headed back to her house and decided to do our own version of the fun run.

And fun it was, especially since we didn't have a clue where we were going since we really couldn't see more than two houses away due to the fog. We just followed the street lights and hoped cars slowed down when they got to the intersections.

We headed out, stepped in a few massive ice-cold puddles, got soaked feet and managed to get a bit lost on the way back (blame it on a super twisty, turny street). But 4-miles after we started, we ended up back at her house.

Running through the thick fog was really cool. Kind of creepy, horror movie like, but very cool. Although it's definitely something I don't think I would do on my own. Call me crazy, but I kind of like the idea of safety in numbers when it comes to braving the super thick fog. And having a running pal was nice as well. I run alone so often, and even though we were both plugged into our iPods, we still were able to carry on bits and pieces of conversation, so the time passed by pretty quick.

Tonight's foggy run was fun, but tomorrow I'll be returning to the treadmill to log my 6-mile run, unless of course the fog lifts and the rain manages to stay away for an hour or so. I'll cross my fingers.


Kristie said...

I ran in the fog today too! It was cool in a creepy sort of way. Every time someone came out of the shadows it kind of freaked me out :)

Anne Marie said...

that would be trippy to run in fog. and good that you were with a buddy. makes it much more safe;-)

MCM Mama said...

I ran a race in the fog last summer and it was way cool! Glad you had a fun run!

J said...

Oh boy! it had been hazy/foggy here too until the sun can burn it off but that is scary to not be able to see the cars in front of you!

Jess said...

Running through the fog does sound really cool, but I wouldn't want to do it alone either!

Marlene said...

I can see how that would be creepy but also cool.... actually sounds fun! Nice run. Be safe in the fog!

Lacey said...

ooh scary! elliot and i ran together one night while we were staying in Vermont and it was pitch black!!! we had some stars, but zero street lights. there were like no cars at least, but not being able to see ahead of you is sooooooo strange.