This run, through cold and snow, was an adventure. This is why I run. This is fun.
Let’s look at the numbers:
Temperature at start: 21
Inches of snow overnight: 3
Miles run: 8
Time running: 1 hour, 28.44 minutes
Times fell: 1
Clothes ripped: 2
Body scrapes: 2
Shoelaces untied: 3 (see times fell above)
Yaktrax slipped off: 1
Caught Yaktrax before slipping off: 1
Approximate time spent picking myself up and fixing equipment: 5 minutes
Splashed by cars: 2
Puddles stepped in: 3
Telephone poles jumped over: 1
First footsteps in fresh snow: too many to count.
And you know, that last one cancels out any of the previous negative ones: The cold, the snow, the trips. Indeed, it’s almost like being a kid again when you can be the first person to crunch your feet into the snow and leave your marks. I started this run with a smile, looking forward to it. I ended the run with a smile because it was a great adventure.