After a 5 hour delay, we made it home. To our surprise, it is a true winter wonderland out there! This morning, I ran about 14 miles out along Highway 11 up to Mcgraw. I ran the steep uphill slope section so I could get a nice view of the area and the snow. With my new Marmot Mica Jacket, the wind and the moisture was at bay. I ran up the steep sections and followed along the snowbank. It was a nice snow run and got in some much needed r&r (run and run). The wind at times made the temps hover in the single digits but I do enjoy the cold weather. I am very excited to get in a nice hilly run in. I ran about 84 minutes and 14 miles.
As the snow begins to take form again this weekend, I hope to get my first snowshoe runs in. Also, with all of the snow, trail shoes become a better alternative since they usually have a water-resistant upper and have deep lugs and tread for gripping that snow and ice.
I have been really interested in Mammut as a company lately. They have an amazing line of alpine apparel for climbing and mountaineering. But did you know that they make trail shoes as well. Mammut is a Swiss brand that is up at the level of a Marmot, North Face, Mountain Hardwear for outdoor pursuits. Mammut has a new trail running line coming out in 2013 and I cannot wait to see what they produce. Always know that Wooly Mammoths are awesome and why shouldn't you not wear something with a mammoth on it?