Ice skating during a late January day on Mirror Lake


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20130126-175039.jpgOther than motivation to get through runs the blistering cold where I live has produced some pretty phenomenal landscapes on the routes where I typically run during weekends.

These two photos are part of a reflecting pool in the middle of a city park that overlooks the Ohio Valley in Cincinnati. I got a little chilly on Saturday, but I had to stop and take a few photos mid-run with my iPhone and Instagram. I do have a DSLR. I wish it were (a) small enough to pack around with me on runs because I always see interesting things when I am out and about, or (b) I actually took more time to walk my neighborhoods to seek these moments out with my camera.

Either way, I felt compelled to click and share as we prepare to enter a week where temperatures are expected to rocket back up into the 60s and this ice rink turns back into a pond. Hope you enjoy.