2. So I drove to the suburbs where there's much less traffic and I figured the roads might be wide enough to share with the occasional car. What I didn't count on was ice from the melting we'd had last week and heavy frost on the roads anywhere the sun hadn't hit. Did you know that's as slick as ice to run on! Look closely and you can see the ice on the side and the frost right down the middle. Where am I supposed to run?!!
3. Sidewalks maybe? Good idea! Except there are no sidewalks. There are ice skating rinks and trails though....
4. We are lucky to have two parks in this area, right next to each other, connected by paved roads that are usually clear. And, this time of year, no traffic. One is a summer camp, the other a state park. I was in both of them for a few miles.
5. It was cold there though, because the parks are near the ocean. It was an interesting contrast to see the snowy land with the sea in the background. There was a breeze and it was time to get the heck out!
6. This is a nice run because it is two loops and if I need to stop and get more water or anything, I can. Hi Bluebelle! Be back later!
7. When you run long enough, you have to refuel. (See my Accelerade stuck there in the snow?) OK, I'm ready to rock and roll!
8. Hmmm, I think this is a summer home... these folks will be surprised to arrive for the season and find their evergreen snapped in half and probably permanent damage to the other tree - which is the only thing holding the broken part up! Ooooh there's a decent sidewalk!
9. Even though I heated up, the wind picked up, the sun went in, and it felt cold. Makes me long for summer, sort of just like these guys...
10. But I so enjoyed this outside run - ice, cold and all. There were hills people! Glorious hills to really exercise my legs properly! (My legs were killing me on Sunday but it hurt soooooo good.) Unfortunately, as they say, all good things must come to an end... until next weekend maybe?