Snow Running

Today is one of my well-deserved rest days. Eventually, I want to eliminate one of them. At that point, I would be running 6 days a week. Though, on the additional day, I feel that I would keep it to a small distance, like a 5k. Maybe make it mid-week. I’m just waiting for the warmer weather to get here before I really start messing with my running schedule. I hate the cold so much!

Speaking of cold, it snowed last night and they are calling for more tomorrow. I don’t hate snow, but I do not like running in it. I have YakTrax to manage it, but I’m hoping that it will be somewhat melted by Saturday so I can fit 7 miles in.

The first time I ran in the snow, I LOVED it. I went running on the C&O Canal and at the time, there was less than an inch on the ground. It was still snowing heavily though and that added so much beauty to the scene.


Because I enjoyed it so much, I thought I would go back the very next day, YakTrax and all. The snow was no longer fluffy and clean. It was caked down and muddy from ATVs that went for a joy ride the night before [Motorized vehicles are not to be on the canal!!!]. I was angry. I was determined though. I ran two miles out on the trail before turning back. My YakTrax had so much mud caked in them that it felt like I was wearing high heels at times. I couldn’t take them off though. The trail was so inconsistent. I tried to avoid the mud by running in the snow, but some areas, I could not avoid it.

I was so tired and miserable afterward that I opted for road running till the snow was gone. It was definitely not my favorite choice, but I want to run for pleasure, not misery. For those of you who do run in the snow, do you enjoy it? And why?

Please keep your fingers crossed that I will be able to run with no snow problems on Saturday!!!

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