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My First Snow Run

We woke up Thursday morning to a Winter Wonderland. Except, I like Summer and am over this extremely cold weather. This was, of course, after already being trapped in the house for 2 days… err… I mean, being at home with my sweet redheaded children who love to fight in a fort and bake in the Easy Bake Oven.

Proof I went a tad insane. Lululemon, fuzzy house slippers, and a Key West coffee mug. photo 373C6BA0-F088-4B64-A62F-9279DFF2DA65_zpsyoznvbj8.jpg

 

As I sat watching the snowfall Wednesday evening, it was so peaceful, and all I could think was “I HAVE to run in this!”. Someone should have had me committed at that moment, because that’s the exact opposite of me 2 years ago. Heck, even 2 months ago. I don’t do the extreme cold. But I was itching to get out in it.

I decided to run out my front door. Something I very rarely (okay. Never.) do. Simply because it’s not very safe. People drive crazy on country roads and I don’t want to be road kill.

It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life… it was gorgeous.

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I learned that you run on the powdered stuff and don’t try to attempt to run in someone’s tire tracks, because it’s frozen and the powder is soft. I stopped and took pictures when I wanted (which was a lot!). I even had some animals look at me like I was crazy.

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It tried to eat my shoes, but I wouldn’t let it!

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It was so fun running like this. Having to be careful where I stepped, but just running for fun with no time goals or stress and some beautiful surroundings. It was wonderful to help relieve some of the stress of my upcoming race and really just have fun running in the snow.
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Not bad.
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Here’s to a sub 2 at Mercedes!

7 Responses to My First Snow Run

  • I live in the Northeast and have been running in the snow for the past two months and I LOVE it. Yes, it’s cold (freezing sometimes) but it’s always beautiful and I love the fresh air :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  • you are so awesome!!!!
    do you love your garmin? i am in desperate need of something to help me set goals for myself and keep me accountable and motivated for trying to reach them but theres the nike fuel band, the garmin, the polar.. my head spins!

    • Rachel says:

      I do love my Garmin! I had a 405, and it was WAY too complicated. This is so simple and gives me all the info that I want/need. I had a Nike band in the beginning and I found it wasn’t all that accurate, but they may have tweaked some things there. I hear good things about Polar too!

  • You are so cute!! Congrats on your marathon finish :)

  • I live in NY and before this winter I never thought I would run in the snow, but after the first snowfall all I wanted to do was go out. My run was much slower and it was 14 degrees so I had tons of layers, but after that every time it snowed I ran out the door. It was awesome. I never thought I would love winter running but now I do. BTW beautiful pics

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