ORN: 4 miles, 39:40, 9:55/mile R5/W1
A fresh 1.5" of snow fell overnight, with light flurries still blowing when I stepped out the door at 5:40 this morning. On one of the streets, no vehicles had passed yet...mine were the first footprints.
On the return trip, some 25 minutes later, my footprints were still the only markings, though they had almost filled in completely from the wind.
It was a simple sight. It was a marvelously simple pleasure. To be out, early, in fresh snow and to be active. I reflected further on my own blessings. Of health, to be able to simple go out and run four miles without thinking too much about it. Of not worrying about where the next meal will come from, knowing I have a warm shower and a warm breakfast awaiting me. Of a wonderful wife and family to love me despite my odd inclination to run in cold weather. Of friends, employment, opportunity.
It was a neat moment, in the dark and the wind to see those filled in footprints. I hope you can reflect on your own blessings today.