My first Thanksgiving in Ithaca was simply perfect.
Nothing like starting the day with a snowy 10-miler with this as the view. It was my first snowy run of the season and I hope this is a sign that it will be a great winter season for running. It was absolutely breath-taking. The snow flurries just added the perfect touch…I would say it felt like heaven but there is nothing heaven-like about those hills.
The mid-20 degree weather was surprisingly not too cold. I actually ended up shedding that top layer as always…
I think the sole purpose of that shirt is to add color to my pre-run pictures because it always ends up being ditched on the side of the road within 5 minutes. I wonder how long it will be until someone else owns it…
What did stay on for the entire run were those incredibly warm and stylish socks. Bought them at Dick’s the night before and they pretty much made my run doable. I put them right over my ProCompression socks and they kept my toes completely dry. It was amazing.
I was tempted to do 11 miles but the final 3 miles were up a massive hill (after a few previous hills) and that pretty much sealed the deal. My legs were ready to be done. So I called it at 10…exactly.
Came back to the house to a warm burning fire and quickly fired up some eggs smeared in Nuttzo and an apple. Solid pre-game to the phenomenal Thanksgiving meal.
All in all, Thanksgiving was wonderful and there are so many things I am thankful for day in and day out. I don’t need Thanksgiving to make me realize that. I just need an open road.
When people ask me, “Why do you run?”..I always respond with “It’s my time to think. It is the only time in my crazy day where I can sift through my thoughts with a conscious mind. It is my time to reflect on life. Reflect on my future. Reflect on my past. Reflect on a conflict Reflect on the things I can do to make myself a better person“
Why do you run?
What is the best gear for snowy runs?
Did you get a Thanksgiving run in?