Yesterday was my first run with the temps below 32. The first run since with the temps below 32 since my accident.
I decided since I had a lot of time to go to the bike path. I missed the exit for the Corning Bike Path in Albany so I continued on to the Colonie Town Park.
I headed west toward Niskayuna and the path looked pretty dry.
However, if you looked on the sides, there were plenty of ice patches.
Until last Dec 29, ice & snow didn’t faze me. Now I am totally paranoid!!!
Yes, I had my phone in my pocket and stayed on the path where it was dry. I took a different loop than I usually do. I usually do an out and back but I saw a sign that pointed toward the Colonie Town Park parking lot so I followed it. This was a nice loop bordering on the Mohawk river. However, I had no idea where I was. Finally it did end up in the parking lot.
Since I had only run 2 miles, I continued on the path in the other direction (toward Cohoes). Not as scenic and after you go under the tunnel, the path was covered in ice.
No way was I running over it. No way was I going around it. I just turned around!! (Yes, I am a wimp!!)
So my run was only 4 miles…good enough.
Then I headed for my “Happy Place” – Starbucks and Target.
Happy Running! Do you run outside when there is ice and snow?