Adventures in Triathlon

Multisport as art and science

Snow what!? I’m working out!

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My friend and I had plans today to meet at the gym to lift weights at noon. By 10:30am it was snowing. I decided that it would probably be safer to run to the gym than to drive. Safer, maybe, but one might argue it wasn’t a smart idea.

Temperature outside - 18!

Checking the temperature before I leave

Luckily I have built up a nice collection of cold weather running gear! As my friend can attest, I hate being overheated and usually don’t like to overdress. Thankfully today I recognized the need to layer from my toes to my ears! I was actually quite comfortable running, without getting too cold or too hot. The only exception was my face, which was stinging from the cold. My eyes were watering and I had trouble keeping them open between the wind, the cold, and the snow. The distance to the gym is just under a mile and a half. I felt good by the time I arrived, and the snow was only about an inch high on my trip. When I got to the gym I had a great workout with my friend and then bundled back up for the return trip. White out! My footprints from the run there were completely covered up! Running in several inch deep snow felt very different than running on pavement! It was slow going but I really enjoyed the experience. I was totally alone along a cold, quiet, and beautiful path.

Snow covered trail

Looking ahead

Snow covered trail with my footprints

Looking back along the trail

By the time I emerged from the wooded part of the trails to run along the path through our high school’s fields I couldn’t even tell where the path was versus the grass!

Snowy selfie

Snowy Selfie!

White out

Path still barely visible; It got harder to see!

I’m happy I made it out of the house for a workout and did something on this snowy day other than just sitting around the house. Now I’m off to enjoy a hot shower and a hot cup of coffee!

Post-run selfie

If you look closely you can see the snow in my hair and melted all over my face…

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Written by lieberwoman

February 21, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Posted in training

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  1. I love your blog! It’s realistic and inspirational. You have a following – I will be checking back for more! You are going to rock your triathlons this year!!!

    Christine

    February 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    • Awww, thanks, Christine. 🙂 WE are going to rock the triathlons this year!!!

      lieberwoman

      February 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm


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