That’s what I felt like on my run today! I wasn’t necessarily in a hurry but it sure was HARD! I was running on packed snow, slush, patches of ice and more hard packed snow. Lesson learned – it’s friggin’ hard running on snow.
I packed my bags early in the morning with the intentions of working out at lunch. Running gear and indoor workout gear (T25 DVD)…I few options depending on how I felt. It was such a beautiful sunny day, yet slightly cold too but I chose to run outside. Crazy Canadian Girl 😉 The plan was 3 – 4 km depending on how I felt.
The Run: I decided to run in a completely different direction then I would normally and slowly remembered why I never ran that way before. Hills, hills and more hills….but I nailed them! I may have slowed down my pace a little but I still manage to climb each hill, hurrrrraying HARD. Yes, that’s a curling reference…I’m all over the Olympics, guys!!
I was almost finished my run and was running down a nice little hill when I came face-to-face with a little sidewalk snow plow! My hands went up in the air and I screamed at the guy! Not because he was going fast but because I was in such shock to come face-to-face with a snow plow on the side-walk at lunch time. I quickly jumped over the snow bank onto the road, let it pass and we both had a good laugh, then I jumped back over the snow bank and onto the sidewalk. Hurdles, anyone?
I was nearing my finish point and saw my Green Garmin click 4.50 km so I kept running until I hit 5k. I finished with one soaker, loads of mud/salt/dirt up the back of my body and completely spent! I can 5 k (3.1 miles) in 33 minutes – not bad for me considering the conditions of the sidewalks.
I got back to the office and felt great…well, except my poor old lady’s back. It started bothering me right away. Sure wish all my Phyiso appointments and exercises at home would pay off one of these days.
So, I hurrrrrrayed HARD today on my run and it felt great.
Now to rest by the fire and catch up on some blogs and the Olympics.
Ever come face-to-face with a snow pow while out on a run?
What’s the hardest ground conditions you’ve run in?
And of course….what Olympic competition are you waiting to see? Me, Women’s doubles bobsled – go Heather (We met her last year and got to hold her medal!!!), WOMEN’s and MEN’s hockey!
GO CANADA GO!