Let’s talk about running on the ice.
We probably get the—> ‘you are crazy’ a lot when people see/hear about us running outside during the cold winter months.
And if you think about it, we kind of are but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I actually love running on the snow but running on the ice, that is another story. I took a crazy bad fall last winter on the ice and hit my head hard and so I have been afraid of the ice ever since.
What I am doing this winter about the ice:
-I don’t run on the ice that much and hit the treadmill instead when it is really bad out (and also because the treadmill is my only option a lot of the time). An indoor track for speedwork is kind of the best when it is ice city outside.
-I run on the shoulder of the road instead of the sidewalk. Around here I notice that the sidewalks are way worse than the roads as far as ice goes.
-I slow WAY down. If I see ice or know there is a chance of ice where I am running, I slow down a ton. I forget about my pace and focus on staying horizontal rather than falling on the ice because I am trying to go fast.
-I am much more cautious this winter and keep my eyes scanning where I am about to step the entire time. If it is icy, I don’t really take my eyes off of the ground (but I am also pretty paranoid:) I also avoid running when it is icy AND dark like the plague… the combination is just not good for me.
-I really just need to get a pair of Yaktrax because I have heard great things about using them in the snow and ice.
And a picture of me with slippers on the ice because I somehow think that this picture is relevant to this topic.
Our mountains at sunset (no filter, just mountains) because this might have something to do with running on the ice too.
It was my niece’s bday yesterday and she chose to go to Subway for her bday dinner. She just likes to Eat Fresh;)
And because we think that every girl should get flowers and a piñata full of their favorite candy on their birthday:
We attempted a selfie:
And a classy date later on with Megs to McDonald’s so Brooke could play and I could eat a soft-serve.
What are your tips for running on the ice? Any winter running stories to share with us?!?
If you are a Subway eater, what is your normal order there?
Do you normally run on a running trail, sidewalk or the shoulder of the road?
What are your Friday night plans?