But that was all after my run this morning. With the fresh fallen snow laid out before me, I put on the YakTrax, my mini-gaiters, and bundled up in my new SmartWool base layer and Brooks gear and braved the snow!
Those are my footprints heading out this morning.
Today was supposed to be a 25k base run. I was planning on going skiing in the afternoon with Sonja, and we have another Dine Out Vancouver dinner tonight (we are going to The Fish House), so I needed to get my run in in the morning. I planned my route and started. It was actually quite fun for the first 15 minutes, but after being crushed with slush from a passing 18 wheeler on Ironworkers' Memorial Bridge, the fun became "challenge" very quickly. I had planned a route that I have run before (from my place across Lion's Gate Bridge and back), but that changed as the ground made it difficult to hit the required distance.
I turned home at 55 minutes and made it back for a run of 1:50. I am glad I got it in because if ever there was a day to skip a long run, it would have been today. The run itself didn't feel great, but there were obvious reasons for that.
I also got an email from Gray about being sponsored by Brooks again this year. We are going to meet in a couple of weeks. I am excited about the new shoes for this year - they look very sexy! I am proud to be wearing Brooks and invite you to visit BrooksRunning.ca to learn more about their biodegradable midsole! (Ok, that was geeky runner talk.)
Brooks Glycerin 6 (Daily Training Shoe)
Brooks Cascadia 3 (Trail Shoe)