I've been lamenting so much about wanting snow and the opportunity to run on snowshoes...but I forget that in order to enjoy that snow, you also need to clear it from the driveway and sidewalk! We finally received a decent amount of snow in a couple of recent snows.
Despite the extra work required to shovel my driveway, and subsequently the neighbors on each side, I got out on the snowshoes again and had a tremendously good time. The sun even broke through briefly and the snow was essentially the best that it's been all winter.
I wish that I could bottle the feeling that I had. About how beautiful every last breath of life is!
The main loop had been groomed but the ancillaries were my first tracks again. What a great run today.
|Running beside the traditionally groomed xc ski trail|
|Along the trail groomed for hikers and snowshoers|
|Self-grooming a bit off-trail|
|Still 1st tracks on an ancillary trail|
Ended up with around 7 miles today and a lot of extra work due to breaking trail.