This weekend we got a little bit of snow Saturday afternoon and evening. The temperature also drastically dropped and we hit the coldest temp of the year! It was a lovely 19 degrees when we started our run on Sunday morning.
While I know some people like to retreat to the warmth of the treadmill as soon as the weather turns winter-like, I am not one of those people. I despise the treadmill, so Mike and I run outside all year round. If I have to get a workout done inside, I stick to the indoor track.
Sunday we met up with a small group of friends to go for our second trail run of the weekend. I wanted to get 25 miles for the week so I knew that I had to run 6.4 miles for the day, or so I thought. Later, I found out that I really only needed to run 5.4 miles, but that extra mile was worth it!
If you couldn't tell by my face it was chilly, photo courtesy of Eric
Mike and Liz, photo courtesy of Eric
Mike and I met up with a new running friend, Alison, and got in a few extra miles before the rest of the group got there. Actually, Eric and Sheila were already out running and we saw both of them (they were meeting up with the small group too). We also saw Dave who was at our trail run the day before. Lots of runners out enjoying the first real snowfall of the year!
Snowy trails, photo courtesy of Eric
I LOVE RUNNING!! Photo courtesy of Eric
Friends enjoying the scenery and running, photo courtesy of Alison
Even the dogs had fun! Photo courtesy of Eric
After we got back, we had some hot chocolate in the parking lot!
While winter is not my favorite time of year, I do enjoy winter running a lot more than summer running. I'm excited to hit the trails more this winter in preparation for a snowshoe relay in February!