Sunday, January 27, 2013

Here comes the Snow

The first snow!
Snowball fights are awesome.  And as my boys had their first snowball fight of the season tonight, I got thinking of how I now need to transition to running in the snow again.  It’s that time of year.
A few years back, when we had the really heavy snowfall winter, I still ran in the winter, but oh boy! was it hard.  I half contemplated buying gear - running gear - specifically for the snow.  But I tend, as I have shared before, to be someone who runs essentially free of all gadgets.  I don’t partake in the watchband gps or ear buds and music.  It’s not because I am adverse to the gadgets, more like slow to change.  I run like I did at 6 years old.  And pretty much, with the same crazy form.
But two winters ago got me thinking.  At that moment in time, the item I was thinking of purchasing was the chains that are attached to your sneakers to help grip the ice.  But, like I said, I am slow to change, and by the time I thought it might be a good idea, well, the ice melted.  And then, the following year was mild.
So here I am again.  With snow looming large, I am wondering what other runners have tried.  And have you had much success with your snow gear gadgets?  Send me an email, post a comment or photo here, and share your thoughts on snow-running paraphernalia.  I would love to hear from you!

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