Yes, snow love.
As much as I whine about running in the winter (and whine even more about running in the snow), Saturday’s long run changed my perspective a bit.
This week was abnormally cold. Bitter, biting, down-to-your-bones cold. Thankfully this isn’t the norm in Philly or I would have to relocate to San Francisco.
On Monday I took advantage of the “warm” weather and day off and knocked out 10 miles with Abby.
Tuesday through Thursday, I stayed indoors. I took 2 barre classes, did a quick run on the treadmill, and took a rest day. All strategically planned around the weather.
On Friday I braved the cold for 9 miles. It wasn’t so bad.
We got a few inches of snow on Friday night and I thought I may have to treadmill my way through 16 miles on Saturday. I can’t even fathom being on the treadmill that long (I don’t know how some of you do it…it’s impressive).
I hit the trails, Yaktrax in tow, and figured if the cold/snow/ice was really bad I could always finish the run on the treadmill (or call it day).
I was pleasantly surprised!! It was wonderful…definitely one of my top 10 long runs ever. I didn’t want it to end.
My version of playing in the snow.
It may not be the Marin Headlands, but I’ll take it.
Did you brave the cold this week and run outside? How did you stay warm? I wore my ski gloves with a pair of those cheap stretchy gloves underneath. As long as my hands are warm, I stay warm.