You know it’s going to be a good run when your pre-run texts start like this…

 

Erin and rarely get to run together anymore so when we do, we make sure to keep it fun. We opted to run a little later on Saturday morning due to the cold temperatures in the forecast (17Β°/feels like 9Β°) and that put us out on the trail after a light padding of snow had fallen and with light bursts of occasional snow. 

There’s something magical about running on even the smallest layer of snow. My joints appreciate the softer surface and my eyes enjoy the change to the usual shades of brown typical of winters in Virginia. Running while it’s snowing – that just adds to the magic!

For the most part, a layer of fluffy snow on dry pavement doesn’t impact traction so I opted not to wear my Yaktrax (affiliate link), instead depending on my Saucony Peregrine trail shoes (affiliate link). Our footing was great until we hit the bridge and when my foot slipped slightly we were both sent into a fit of laughter at how funny it would be for my GoPro (affiliate link) to catch me falling on my behind. 

 

While stopped to play around with the GoPro, some friends running by asked if we were okay. Physically we were, but one would have to question why we were willing to stop and get so cold just to get a few good pictures. Even with wearing three layers of gloves/mittens my fingers never warmed up and having to take my gloves off to change the battery in my GoPro didn’t help…

 

 

Once finished with our run, we did the obligatory post-run jumpie (jump shot selfie). According to Erin, the best quote of the day came when I said, “We need to do our jump shot in front of this barn because the red one will clash with our outfits.”

 

Here’s how the rest of my non-snow covered week of workouts went down…

 

Fitness tools beyond the equipment in my gym that I used during the week included: 

Cameras used for blog photography include:

 

  • Questions:
  • Have you gotten any snow yet this year where you live?
  • Do you enjoy running in the snow?
  • How was your week? Did you reach your weekly workout goals? 

 

Have a great week!

 

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Happy Running! ~ Deb