Happy Valentines day to you all. Hope you all get spoiled today. I was able to get in a 3.20 miles while the baby was napping. I've been having a hard time getting in the mileage this week because of his lack of naps and by the time I've got him to bed, I'm SO wiped out. All I had was an hour, so I raced down to my beloved mothership and ran as much as I could fit in. I'm so happy I did because my dear hubby got me a sweet treats that I devoured after the run.
We started the weekend with my grandmother's 86th birthday on Saturday with a 12 course over the top dinner. All I could think about when I was eating was the long run that I was going to run the next day. I love Sunday's because it's Church day and long run day. My in laws usually visit on Sundays which means I can dump the kids and go out and run. As you can see from the photo above, I was praying that the sidewalks would be shovelled. The last thing I wanted was another treadmill run. So, how did I do?
I had an AMAZING run. It was sunny only -4 and most of the sidewalks were shovelled. I had to change up my route because of some of the sidewalks were not shovelled, but overall it was a fantastic run.
Some things to keep in mind when running after a snow storm.
- don't expect all the sidewalks in your route will be clean
- be prepared to change your route as you go
- plan to run in some snow, which is kind of like running in sand
- hydrate, hydrate. Bring water, if not you can eat snow :)
- bring some Kleenex for the runny nose
How was your Valentine's day? Any tips for winter running?