After work I stepped outside and was surprised to find it was snowing pretty hard. Big white flakes were swirling everywhere and driving was tricky. I kicked myself for not packing gym clothes so I could run on the treadmill. I wondered what I was going to do since I wanted to run but didn't know if the conditions were suitable. As I drove closer and closer to my house, the snow began to taper off and when I arrived home there was no snow at all.
I quickly changed into my running clothes and headed outside just as a few flakes began to fall. The streets were clear as I started out on my route and just to be safe I decided to stick to the neighborhood streets. The snow began to come down and soon the roads were covered with snow. I saw one other crazy runner out, but otherwise the streets were lonely.
Six snowy miles later I finally returned home, finished with my run and covered with snow.
It was not a very fast run but it was good to be out in the fresh air. I am glad I was able to get out before the snow really started coming down. Although I am not sure running after work proved to be any better than running in the morning. I love running in the snow but it can get slippery and dangerous. But running in the cold, cold temperatures and wind is not very appealing to me at all. Yesterday I chose the snow.
Which would you choose? Snow or cold wind??