We had a little snowstorm yesterday on my day off. Whoo hoo! Oh, but today wasn't a day off... boo! I wore my Uniqlo heattech turtle neck, an Old Navy thermal shirt, my Avalanche pullover, my Mizuno leggings, and my Yaktrax over my sneaks. I didn't bring my iPhone because it was 10 degrees out and I didn't want to break it. It was chilly, but I warmed up after the first mile. I ran on the streets if they were packed down with snow, otherwise I took to the sidewalks which were mostly shoveled. Early on a man shoveling laughed when he saw me approach. He shook his head and said, "You're crazy." I agreed with him. Around Mile 4 another man clapped and said "Die hard! Nice!" I would be lying if I said I didn't feel like a total bad ass. I enjoyed listening to the crunch of snow under my feet with each footfall. The scenery was a beautiful winter wonderland. My only complaint was that my face felt frozen throughout. I didn't see any other runners, which is unusual in my town. I didn't incorporate the scheduled 10 x 100 speed work because of the ice. I finished my 8 miles (no time) feeling completely invigorated. Antarctica, here I come! (wink wink) (not really)
Yaktrax: Yes, I think I put my left one on inside out.