We thought we were going to have a pretty good Cruiser turnout this morning, but for various reasons (sick Cruiser, late Cruiser, Cruiser without Yaktrax) Bill and I were the only two that ran.  I’d scheduled our run for later than usual to avoid the windchill warning, and that proved to be a pretty good idea until the last three miles when the wind kicked up again.  The MRTT group that I ran with last week actually ran at 6:30 AM.  Those moms are beasts!


Cruising down the trail in my Yaktrax

Bill and I ran five miles west, then turned around to total ten miles.  The trail conditions were great for a snow lover.  It’s been so cold this week that Tuesday’s snow hasn’t had a chance to thaw and refreeze; so we ran on packed snow the whole time and felt completely safe in our Yaktrax.  We saw a few other runners without them, and they seemed to be doing fine.

Scenes along the trail…



BTW, my replacement Yaktrax came just in the nick of time and fit perfectly over my trail shoes.


Before I announce the winner of the the giveaway, I want to thank Yaktrax for making it possible!  You guys have been great to work with and I hope we can do it again next fall!  Thanks also to Terri at Middle Age Healthy on Facebook for her comment on one of my posts that lead to the following poster!


And the winner of the Yaktrax Pros giveaway is Adriana Green!  Adriana, I will be contacting you via email to get your shipping information.   Congratulations!

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  • Questions:
  • What fun things do you have planned for this weekend?
  • Did anyone race this morning?
  • Since I still have my bird tree up in the kitchen, who else has at least one Christmas decoration up?

Disclaimer: Even though Yaktrax supplied a free pair of Yaktrax Pros for my giveaway, all opinions in this post are my own.