Happiness is . . .Night-time Trail running in the snow
Yesterday I ended up doubling up on my runs. I ran in the morning and then by nightfall the most beautiful blanket of sparkly snow was covering the ground, with the temperatures in the high 20’s. Perfect weather for a trail run, especially one at night. I met my friend Jenny at her house which is close to a beautiful trail system. We bundled up, put on our gaiters, headlamps, yaktraks and stabilicers and headed out into the first real snow of the winter.
We ran into the peaceful trail system and were giddy like two kids playing in the winter’s first snow. The trails were a magical wonderland, twisting and turning with trees iced with snow. We navigated the trails carefully hopping over hidden roots and rocks and crossing frozen running waters over small footbridges. The run was absolutely exhilirating and filled me with a sense of accomplishment and also new energy.
Have you ever been trail running in the snow?