Another enjoyable run with Run Or Go Crazy today, this time in the snow, which brings my snow run total to approximately five, making me something of an expert*.
Here is what I know about running in snow:
- Wrap up warmly – numb thumbs make taking photographs difficult and you may accidentally take video footage instead**
- Every footstep you take on virgin, untrampled snow takes three weeks off your age, but increases your risk of ankle injury by 1%
- You*** are infinitely more likely to fall over when standing still than when running.
- Car tracks are lethal – compact snow with extra slippery topping. Avoid!
- Small children are lethal – especially when they are darting around lobbing snowballs at one another
- Snow eyebrows are funny
- Focus on time, not on distance – a run that usually takes an hour can take considerably longer in the snow
- Watch out for hypothermia**** and man-bit frostbite*****
*This is a lie. I am not an expert. Follow my advice at your own risk.
**That’s my story and I’m sticking to it
*** Okay. Me. Slide and splat is apparently my forte.
****Read the article. It may save your life.
*****If you’re a man. If you’re a woman, just be thankful that it’s not an option.