Yawn. Stretch. Feels good to be in 2010 (“Two Ten?” “Twenty Ten?” Someone let me know what we’re going with here…).
The end of December brought central Ohio enough snow to try out my new YakTrax. It looks like January will keep us supplied with enough of the white stuff to make extra traction a good idea for a while longer.
When it comes to outdoor running, I’m slightly hardcore -or “crazy” depending on which friend you talk to. Yes, I’d prefer to run in sunshine and shorts, but given a choice between a treadmill and a snowy wooded trail -the nature experience always wins. The slipping and sliding can be problematic. I’ve worn boots to run in deep snow and done my share of unplanned body sledding down icy hills. A knee dislocation and ankle surgery several years ago keep me profoundly alert to the dangers of a misstep. The YakTrax are a nice upgrade. I don’t think they will create a desire for winter running in anyone -but if you’re already addicted, they might make it a little safer.
*”Thanks” to my foot model (and running buddy), Hannah!