When You Can’t Run…

Snowshoe! We finally have enough snow for snowshoeing so I invited a running friend out on the trails. He cross country skied and I snowshoed alongside. It was the perfect day for snowshoeing. It was about 25 degrees, sunny, and clear. The snow was light and fresh and the ponds were frozen. Deer tracks crisscrossed the trail and disappeared off in the distance.

Some brave explorers crossed the pond, but we stuck to the trails. Some were well-traveled, but on others we were moving through fresh snow. It was a quiet day in the woods.

Though I miss the days of the unseasonably warm weather and dry roads, I’m thankful that we had one good day for snow sports. It was a lovely day and a much needed substitute for my long run.

6 thoughts on “When You Can’t Run…

  1. Your pictures look very peaceful and serene. Snowshoeing sounds like a great alternative for snowy days. Did you get sore at all? I imagine you used slightly different muscles than when you are running. I may be wrong.

    • Thank you. It was a peaceful day on the trails. I do get a little sore in my hamstrings if I go snowshoeing for too long, but I think my weekly weight training helps. I think cross country skiing is more soreness-inducing.

  2. We still don’t have enough snow for snowshoes, although I’m still holding out hope that it won’t be long – we’re slowly getting there! Despite the lack of snow, it’s cold enough for frozen ponds here in MN….today I switched out my running shoes for ice skates and headed for the neighbourhood outdoor rink. It’s fun to change it up a bit!

  3. I’ve been reading a lot about snowshoeing lately. I’m not a big fan of the cold, but I find myself wanting to try a snowshoeing race one day! It just seems like a really cool experience and a great workout of course!

    • I don’t run in my snowshoes, but it’s a great workout. I think snowshoeing is a nice way to get in some cross training and enjoy the winter weather. 🙂

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