Before I get into this post, I just want to thank everyone for their comments and advise on my previous post about my best friend. I appreciate it so much and I hope the situation will improve soon.
Running outside in the winter is hard. I don’t like it. I haven’t done it since November 18th last year because of the snow. I seriously hate battling with ice, snow and cold. So lately, instead of running outside, I’ve been visiting the gym. I like being at the gym because I get to read my book and have time to myself. However, I also dislike being in one spot for too long. When I am outside running I see so many things and get plenty of kilometres below my feet.
Yesterday, for some reason, I felt like taking an evening run. It snowed quite a bit on the weekend, but since then, the temperature has been above 0°C. Of course that means melting and mess everywhere. I knew there would be lots of slush and possibly some ice. I left my house and got half way down my sidewalk before I turned around. It was so icy. I couldn’t stand it and I didn’t want to have an accident. As I came back in the house, Peter suggested I try out my Due North Traction Aids. I received these spikes 2 years for Christmas from my Uncle, who is also a runner. I have never used them because I was paranoid that they would make it too hard to run. I was scared of a sprained ankle or something. I really wanted to run last night so Peter helped convince me to try them out on my shoes.
Within minutes, there were fireworks were going off in my head. I was SO amazed at how well the traction aids were working. I usually tend to avoid the snow that is left on sidewalks as I’m running, but with these spikes, running on the snow was so much better. The traction was amazing. There was still ice around and I was very careful, but the spikes really really helped. I can see myself running a lot more now. I am so happy that Peter suggested I finally take the spikes out of their packaging.
I swear, this is life changing. Hahaha. Small things make me happy I suppose. Of course, now I can’t use the snow and ice as an excuse not to go for a run. Damn.
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