School cancelled. Day off. The sun - obscured in the clouds - came up and I headed out for a trail run in the woods out back. The footing was pretty ideal, all things considered. Just enough snow to provide good traction without robbing forward momentum too much.
I did a simple out and back on the fire roads and felt great. A moderate snow was falling throughout and on the return, I watched the footprints I laid down before become increasingly muted with the snow, fading away like a dream upon awakening. I considered tacking on a few more miles than the planned five but opted to come back, telling myself I can let it loose on a tempo run tomorrow if the roads aren't too bad. But I wish I still would have done a little more. I suppose I can always go out again later today.
Ran 5.1 miles @ 9:18/mile pace.
Trails and fire roads, coated in about an inch of snow.
Lower 20s, moderate snowfall.
Adidas Adizero XT, long tights, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.