after a day of 70 degrees and nothing but sunshine, Colorado finally got word that it’s freaking December and there should probably be some snow on the ground. Now, some bloggers are probably providing you with posts about how great running in the snow is and how to enjoy it, but this isn’t one of those posts. This is the “beware of these excuses, valid as they are, because they will keep you from your snow run”
it’s warmer in bed. truth. always.
I prefer to run with my eyes open instead of my eyelids frozen shut.
I’m a runner. Aka I have zero coordination and am liable to fall on any minuscule amount of ice/slush.
I’m out of hot chocolate mix, so how will I ever warm back up afterwards??
It’s too cold to bring the pup and I feel bad leaving her behind.
my runner shoes aren’t waterproof and I don’t want to get my socks wet.
I can’t find my gloves. cold fingers are worse than going to the dentist.
no matter what direction I turn, the snow is blowing in my eyes.
If I run on the sidewalk, I’ll get splashed by cars. If I run on the trail, it won’t be plowed.
no matter how many layers or how thick my running tights are, my butt is ALWAYS cold. reason enough to stay in.
I got all dressed to go, sat on the couch and fell back asleep.
Obviously there are a slew of excuses not to run in the snow. However, if you chose to ignore them you will feel like a total badass running through that snow storm. After all, there’s no run like a snow run.