I can't believe it is STILL snowing here in Portland. It started on Sunday the 14th and has pretty much continued since. There have been a few breaks, and there was some freezing rain in there somewhere too, but mostly snow. I do love it, it's very pretty and very Christmassy! However, I am bummed that I can't run outside!
I don't know how people who live in very snowy climates train during the winter. I suppose it doesn't help that people here don't even own snow shovels, let alone use them. I've been out walking every single day and I personally think it would be impossible to run. The snow is deep and crusty and where it is clear it's very slick. Those of you who do it: I admire you. Also, you're crazy.
I'll post some new snow photos below, but first let me report my recent workouts. Yes, I have worked out! Go me!!
30 minutes on the trainer
Strength Training in apt.
3.0 miles/30:00/10:00 average pace
Easy run on the treadmill. Legs felt great!!
Strength Training in weight room.
Over the weekend Zach and I walked all around in the snow for a couple of hours each day. It's a pretty good workout I have to say! Much like walking in the sand. But not loggable, imo.
My goal for the coming week is to alternate treadmill running and trainer rides and do strength training at least a few times too. It is supposed to warm up enough to melt the snow later this week so hopefully I'll get outdoors to run soon!
Here's pictures from Saturday morning:
And Sunday morning, after a layer of freezing rain capped off the snow (and made it very tough to walk in):
Ice covered the cars:
This is where I wish I was running:
Some ice along the banks of the river:
Awww, shoot! We really wanted ice cream: