Saturday, December 01, 2007

Winter Running


What a wonderful December morning for running. 7:00 am a crisp cold morning. Had a great run and it felt great. At mile 4.5 I broke off from the others. (Had soccer games to go to) Running by myself with no music, no cars I really enjoyed the peaceful quiet. Just me and the sound of my feet and heavy breathing. There is something very tranquil about running with the bare trees with a few left over leaves on the ground. I think fall is my favorite time to run but winter comes in second. How about it? What is your favorite season to run in?

7 comments:

Team Hanni said...

I'm not so sure about this winters stuff. I think early spring and early fall are the greatest to run in. I am anxious to see what winter running in California is like next week. This Idaho winter weather is tough!

Roxanne said...

I will have to say that there is something special about running in the winter. I love getting all bundled up and breathing that fresh air. I would much rather run in frigid cold weather than blistering hot. I think spring is my favorite but winter isn't so bad.

M&M said...

I am sorry I missed you guys this morning. Winter is definitely NOT my favorite time to run, but the snowfall today was pretty cool.

Suzie Petunia said...

Hey, foxy - I recognize that place in the picture. Isn't that your favorite stretch to run? Why is that?

I have to admit that winter running is difficult for me. I wish it wasn't!

Chelle said...

I am a winter running fan. I would say that other than the extra time it takes to bundle-- I love it. I am just sure that breathing in that crisp, fresh air is even healthier than spring or summer air. ; )

I am also amazed at how quickly I warm up. I usually end up peeling off the too-many layers that I dressed in.

I'm in Salt Lake and we had an amazing snow fall this weekend... which means amazing running. Once the streets are clear, it is truly like running through a winter wonderland. I LOVE it. It seems that the snow mutes the noise of the world, too. I can't imagine someone choosing a treadmill over that experience. After my run I stood in my backyard and the song 'Still, Still, Still' came to mind. Simply beautiful.

To summarize... I would rank the seasons for running like this: Fall, Winter, Spring and then Summer (I hate the heat. I am using the word hate here... and I mean it!).

foxontherun said...

Chelle you have described me to a tee. I wish we had snow to run in sometimes. To bad there wasn't snow there over Thanksgiving when I was in Utah. I would have loved running in it.

katie said...

so I miss many things about Oregon, this is not one of them, however I love that stretch as well, and ran it the last time I was there.