Knowing that the negative temperatures (it was -9 when I woke up) were suppose to disappear by lunch - I decided I was going to run somewhere around 1 PM. The sun was shinning and there was only a slight breeze. I tried out my Yaktrax for the first time. Last year I won the Yaktrax from Jen at Setting You Free, HERE. When I got them last
winter - although we still had snow on the ground, our roads were clear - so I never had an opportunity to use them. Well - we received around 6 inches of snow on Sunday and then the temperatures plummeted - with nightly temps well into the negative temperatures and day time temp's only in the single digits. Frigid conditions. When it is that cold - all the snow and ice that is on the roads - will not melt. Even with salt applied - salt needs temp's in the 20's to work - colder than 20 and the ice simply sits on top of the snow and ice. These are two pictures from Sunday.
This is from today - as you can see - my street is still very snow covered. But the Yaktrax worked GREAT. I would recommend these to anyone who runs in winter snow and ice conditions. Although I realized I had them on - they didn't bother me. I felt very confident on the snow and ice. I didn't slip at all.
Look at that BLUE sky - I took this run slow - I wanted to ENJOY and soak up the sun. Although the sun has been out the last couple of days - the daytime temp's were really cold and I didn't go out at lunch.
Snow and slush and ice on the roads
Almost done - I sat my camera on a mail box - LOOK at that BLUE sky - LOVE it!
I had taken Sophie out for 1.5 miles and then dropped her back at the house - switched gloves, I didn't need the warm gloves - after 1.5 miles I was warm enough to get by with my light gloves. Ran most of the time with out them. Finished 5 miles at a 10:32 pace. Loved being in the Sun. It felt soooooo good.
The temperature was 14 when I went out for the run. I wore my North Face Windbreaker pants, Lucy tech top and Lucy jacket, hat and gloves and was quite comfy. The only thing cold was my tummy - wonder if anyone makes tummy warmers?
How do you ENJOY a day off of work?