Taming the Blizzard of Oz

Tonight’s run brought to you by Neos.  Not the company, but my pair of Neos Navigator overshoes.  Under which, I wore my most comfortable pair of running shoes.

We got about 14 inches of snow over the last two days, and by late afternoon today, I had succumbed to cabin fever.  I was ready to get out in the fresh air, get some exercise, and check out the snowy scenery.  So, I bundled up for a two miler, with no idea what the conditions would be like past my driveway.  I briefly considered my screw shoes, but decided they would be useless in deep snow.  I went with my Neos.  I wore ski socks over my cold weather running tights.  Excellent choices, as it turned out.

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Some streets, like mine, were not plowed.  Some were plowed and had since become a treacherous sheet of ice.  No sidewalks were cleared.

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Some crossings almost made me turn around and go home.  Blizzard of Oz 014a

Turns out I got started on my run a little too late, and ended up finishing in the dark.

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Running in the Neos–when the conditions allowed for running–wasn’t bad.  Wearing my running shoes on the inside worked pretty well.  In the deep snow, I had to just power my way through, walking one step at a time.   But it felt great to get out.  I enjoyed greeting the few people who were out; most shoveling their drives.  And then there was this very nice snowman at the other end of my street.

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More Janathon running blogs:

http://jamiewoods77.blogspot.co.uk/  Ended her Janathon participation the first week of January.  Job and baby made it too tough.  I understand priorities.  Her blog also has a lot of music and band discussion, though, which I love.

http://www.eftmuse.blogs.com/  Lots of concise entries with inspirational quotes and updates on running and road races.

http://icaniwill.wordpress.com/  As of February 12, was on a 45-day running streak.  Awesome!

http://womanoflesssubstance.wordpress.com/  Funny, upbeat posts about running, the weight battle, the weather and more.  Loved this one.

http://runtontorun.wordpress.com/ Fun posts about food, running and coffee.

http://fattipuff.wordpress.com/  Updates on Janathon and life, fun drawings and graphics, including a very cool Running Mojo-ometer.

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