First run of the year was a COLD one this morning in the Cherry Creek State Park. Part of the paved trail was plowed (I think by a citizen that walks there regularly, as opposed to the park people doing it). I like running in the snow a bunch, the problem I have is running the unshoveled areas where everyone else has run. It becomes extremely uneven and wobbly. No fun. The upside however is using muscles in my ankles that I wasn’t sure I possessed. Unfortunately, those muscles may be sore in the morning.
Highlight of the run was a herd of deer around four miles. Like most of the deer in the park, they didn’t seem to be too concerned about me.
All in all it was an uneventful 7 mile run. The event was that it was the first day of what will be an exciting year of returning to marathons and racing. Happy New Year to me (and you!).