Friday Five 2.0 – Winter Running


I am linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!
Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

This week, the theme is FREE so I chose: 5 Things I Like About Running in the Winter

All I usually do on this blog every winter is complain about how cold it is and how I hate it! I mean I live in the NE, I should expect it to be cold and snowy.

So I decided to point out what I like about winter running:

1. It doesn’t usually rain.

13662262_10153694932756074_56283901147261787_o

not a fan of rain!!

I will run in the snow and cold but I will not run in the rain. Hence, no rain is a good thing for my running.

HMRRC WS#4 - 15K

happier here

2. You don’t sweat (as much).

So I have less laundry because I can wear my running clothes more than once.

IMG_4793

However, it is a challenge to pack everything you may need to wear.

And I can run after work, change my clothes and then go out with friends (Don’t judge LOL).

img_3216

3. It’s pretty outside.

IMG_5082

Well, at least most of the time.

IMG_4404

4. There are free races.

Race fees add up. I am lucky that our local running group (HMRRC) sponsors 6 free races during the winter. There are 3 distances to choose from at each race.

img_8262

It’s informal so it’s just a run with friends and with good food after.

img_8164

5. There’s not a lot to do and it’s get me outside.

IMG_5050

In the summer, there’s boating, biking, hiking, tennis, gardening…many things to do outdoors.

Winter_4-145

But in the winter, I don’t ski, ice skate, snowshoe or snowmobile. Running is my only outdoor activity.

so they say…

Happy Running! What do you like about running in the winter?

runner-sig

Advertisements

10 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0 – Winter Running

  1. Running in the snow is awesome! I also love a couple days after it snows when the roads are clear but the ground and trees are still covered in beautiful fluffy white snow! I’m happy I live in a place where we experience all 4 seasons (PA) and I try to appreciate the good and the bad about each season.

    Like

  2. Some of my most memorable runs have been on the trail in the snow. The path is usually plowed by having the snow still on the trees makes it seem like I’m running through a winter wonderland. I don’t like that we have to be more careful of those few icy patches though!

    Like

  3. These are really great reasons to run in the winter ! The only thing I don’t like about it is that my eyes water from the cold…. so annoying. And if it is really cold, we are just not equipped here. It is in the twenties at the moment and that is such a rarity.

    Like

  4. My running clothes still stink after a winter run, but I did re-wear the clothes I packed for a business trip because one of the outfits was perfect for the weather – and no one else had to smell me! People here aren’t good about shoveling their sidewalks, so any snow can put a halt to my winter running for a few days.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s