I Should Have Bought Snow Shoes

I was this close (imagine me pinching my fingers close together) to buying snow shoes on sale at the end of last season, but got myself talked out of it.

 

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Go figure…I could definitely use some this winter.  Along with everyone else in the mid west!

 

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It’s been a real long time since I’ve been outside running (other than Las Vegas, that is), and so when the sun was shining this afternoon and I hadn’t gotten in my workout yet, I decided to bundle up for an outdoor run.

 

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I carried my Yak Tracks in my hand and ran the 3/4 mile to the path.  Once I got there, I donned the tracks and made my way onto the snowy path.

 

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Some areas were packed down while others were fluffy and tough to run in.  What I learned today…running in the snow is hard work (almost like running in the sand) and I look really uncoordinated doing it.

 

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I ran most of the 45 minutes, but also walked through some of the denser areas.

 

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The views were incredible, and I was so happy to be out enjoying winter (instead of just complaining about it).

 

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It was much more enjoyable to be running outside than along the indoor track or circles in my neighborhood.  But next time, I hope that I have snow shoes!

 

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Do you have snow shoes?

Any tips on running in the snow?

 

 

On another note, here is the game plan for the week ahead!

 

Meal Planning 2/16/14

Sunday: Crockpot Butter Chicken

 

Monday: Jen’s Jumbo

 

Tuesday: Premade Turkey Burgers

 

Wednesday: Out to Dinner

 

Thursday: Salmon and Broccoli

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11 thoughts on “I Should Have Bought Snow Shoes

  1. Running in fluffy snow is *so* hard! I don’t really have any tips aside from lifting your knees a bit and just being careful where your step. Hoping we’ll get more nice days soon for running outside. I’m glad you got to go out and enjoy the weather!

  2. Good for you for getting out and enjoying some outdoor time. I never thought of snow as being as resistant as sand but it makes sense!!

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