Sunday I hit the trails to finish up my 16 mile long run. I was kicking myself for not checking the weather forecast for the weekend and opting to do my long run on Sunday. Until I started running on the trails. Yikes. We had an ice storm last weekend, and the temps have been very cold all week long, so there has been zero melting. Then on Thursday and Friday we had some beautiful snow fall (seriously, it was actually the snow I loooove). Big thick, white and fluffy. "IT'S SO FLUFFY!"
However ice covered with 3-4" of fluffy snow equals major running shitshow. I had my yaktrax on but to say that it was slow going would be a grave understatement. My stride was super short to keep from falling on my face, and every time I'd attempt to push off I'd slide back a few inches. I imagine this is what it's like to run in sand. P.S. Remind me never to run 10 miles in sand.
I resigned to the fact that it was going to be a SLOW run after the first mile clocked in, and I'm glad I did because I would've been in a state of depression otherwise. Let's just say that my fastest mile was 10:15 and that was my final mile in which I took my yaktrax off and ran on the road for the remaining 1/4 of a mile to get my heart pumping. Oh well. Looks like the weather should be great for this weekend's long run, so poof, the 6+10 mile long run disaster is gone from my brain. :)
And now more cute pics of me and H.
Taken on my Dallas 09 trip.
Clearly we're #1. Random work trip to Dallas last spring.
My infamous "stick." Harrison was just working some IT band issues out after watching me do it all weekend..... too bad thats your shin kid.
Mini me. <3