DC Blizzard 2010

Over night we got a ton of snow and it was still coming down in the morning.

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But that didn’t stop me from going out for a run.

Usually when I run in the snow I use my sunglasses but they get flakes stuck on them and it get foggy, and when I try to run without glasses the snow flakes get in my eyes so I decided to try out ski goggles today.

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I put on the  yaktrax and off I went.

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The side walks hadn’t been touched so I ran down the middle of the road in tire tracks that some people had left. There weren’t many cars out, I saw a total of two, so I didn’t any issues with being in the road.

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The goggles worked well for keeping the snow out my eyes and stayed clear. But unlike my sunglasses they don’t have my vision prescription in them so I had a few instances of stumbling over an uneven snow pile or a hidden speed bump.

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I did get a lot of funny looks from people out shoveling driveways. I wonder if it was the goggles or the fact I was out running?

 

The run itself was a lot of fun. I didn’t have any issues with footing and I was able to maintain a decent pace. In fact, the first mile of my run was really easy for the pace I was at, but that was due to running with the wind at my back. When I turned around I was greeted with a strong breeze and snow blowing in my face.  Visibility did get a little low when I was running on roads by an open field but because really wasn’t very cold out the weather wasn’t too bad at all.

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So there you have it, my run during the blizzard of 2010.

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I finished the day with an hour and forty five minutes on the bike trainer inside.

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