It snowed in El Paso yesterday. I’m serious. Several inches of REAL snow.
Since I am a wimp, and I am in no way prepared for that kind of weather, I skipped my run. It would have been dangerous to run anyway. Visibility was practically zero for most of the afternoon during the actual storm part.
To make up for it, I went running today. There is still snow on the ground, but only on the grass/rocks we use as grass. The streets were fine by the time I got up. So, naturally, I figure it is a good time to make up the run I skipped yesterday.
Those of you from snowy climates are probably laughing at my ignorance.
Yes, the streets were snow free. But, the large portions of the sidewalks were as icy as a skating rink.
There I am, attempting to run up a hill that is covered in icy patches, looking like an idiot. I sure passing drivers were laughing at me slipping, attempted to carefully choose where to step (only to choose wrong), and scowling at the cold air.
I eventually made it home in one piece. Go figure that I manage to stay on my feet the entire run, but I fall going up the steps to my door…. Steps are tricky you know…
Runners from snowy climates: how to do you run outside in the winter without falling on your face?!? That is a very serious question because next winter I will be living in a snowy climate and I need to be prepared. Or, I am still contemplating moving south for the winters though. Like a bird.