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This is Winter Running (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #033.a

It’s cold weather running week here… in the comic… and in real life.

This means that the text messages going flying each evening with a dreaded “are you running tonight?” nudge followed back with an “maybe, are you?” reply.

It becomes something of a game of frozen chicken and if nobody blinks… well, one quickly finds themselves plodding through the snowy streets in sub-zero temps whether it’s a smart thing to do or not.

Comic: There S’No Pressure

This is Pi Day #033

Ice to meet you.

Technically, as a Canadian, it is not only my birthright but my patriotic responsibility to resolutely complain about the cold weather while simultaneously pulling on my wool socks and going outside to just deal with it.

I deal with it by running in it. And with the last week with its temperatures lurking in the -30 degree range (yes, that is a minus) this would usually trigger my wimp-out response and I’d just stay home and draw more comics.

But even as an adult there is this thing called peer pressure.

I text “….but it’s COLD!” and I get in reply “So… just 10 k then?”

I argue about the ice … and someone sends me an Amazon link for shoe spikes.

I steadfastly nudge and call out our mileages as I try to stick to the distance we agreed upon when we left the warmth of the run club… well, the comic speaks for itself.

Stay warm out there… unless you live somewhere warm, then … I got nothing.

Short: Know Kneed (Magpie Comics)

This is Pi Day : Magpie Bonus #016.1

Every day I run with my sole mates.

If you’ve been reading this comic for the last year… well… then you need to get your memory checked. I’ve officially been online for three months! But thanks for hanging in there with me, either way.

If you like my running comics, also known as my magpie shorts, then you may have noticed that magpies are kinda, sorta, s’posed to be … well, bluntly… all those people who don’t participate, but like to comment from the sidelines. I have a few of those precious people in my life, love them to the ends of the earth, but they never quite get it, do they?

Who am I to say anything tho… I barely get it myself.