Every inch of snow piled on our patio furniture here fell over the past week. (And then a few more inches – I took the photo Friday morning.)
We don’t get the things-are-cancelled type of snow day, though. So it was business/running as (mostly) usual.
Rest day, technically, but I did a restorative yoga class for the first time in a couple weeks, so I have to give myself credit.
Strength workout. Then I decided I would try a treadmill run, since I was already at the gym and they have a new-ish “air runner” treadmill. It’s the kind where your feet move the belt, and I thought it might be nicer than an electric treadmill. Uhhh no. I had a hard time keeping the machine at a consistent pace, and my effort was way harder than it should have been for the paces the machine was showing. I gave up in frustration after about 1.25 miles.
3 miles, getting lightly dusted by snow most of the way.
Strength workout and pool running class.
I intended to get in a longer run because the weekend forecast showed highs around 0…but I had horrible insomnia the previous night. Staying awake took all my energy, and I was in bed before 7 pm.
3.3 neighborhood miles with Kara. It really wasn’t as dreary as this photo makes it look….
If I had really wanted to get in a long(ish) run, I should have done it today – although the temperature never even got to 0, it was sunny with no wind. But what I actually wanted was to get out on the trails, so we did that for 2.3 miles instead.
Kara may have come along just so she could take numerous naps in the snow?
So my total for the week was just shy of 10 miles…not quite what I had in mind! The weather was extreme even by Montana standards, though. It, and hopefully my runs, should be more normal this week.
Have you ever tried an Air Runner treadmill?
How much snow does it take to shut things down where you live?