I run in all seasons, but my favorite, by far, is winter.
Everyone else disappears to the indoors – treadmills, indoor tracks.. . Don’t get me wrong – you know I love a good warm run on my treadmill complete with Netflix on my iPad, but outside is the best. Bundled up all warm. No need to worry about how you look – you look like a marshmallow trying to stay warm!
You can’t run too fast because of the snow and ice. High intensity workout bounding over snow ridges and if you happen to run through a foot of snow – crazy high heart rate!
And there is something truly magical about running in the fresh fallen snow. Crunching along almost silently. Just you and your quiet footfalls on the snow.
My absolute favorite is after the sun has set and it is still snowing. The world is quite, the snow looking beautiful through the street lights. If you never been out at that time, give it a go. Leave your music at home, just run, you and the snow. It is the best.