Being from Manitoba, I am very familiar with snow, ice and the cold. Some hate it and some love it. Personally, I love it. There is nothing more beautiful than looking out the window after it snows to see trees covered in the sparkly powder. Almost as if the trees were made of diamonds. Another great thing about the cold is being able to make your own backyard rink or maybe you prefer to make snow angels. There are endless things to do in our cold Manitoba climate.
As I said, I love it. Well, maybe I don’t love it that much anymore. The hardest thing about running in Manitoba is the cold. There is nothing harder than trying to find some motivation to get up in the morning and go for a run in -30°C weather. Not even my Poppa could get me to do that. What that means is a lot of time spent on the treadmill. Or as we like to call it, the DREADmill. Ugh, staring at my basement wall with no one to talk to becomes tremendously boring after a few months. I just want spring to come sooner so I can enjoy a nice outdoor run.
Anyway, since we finally got some decent weather last weekend, my Poppa and I decided we would take advantage of it and go for our first run together of 2018. I packed my bag and headed to my his and my Gran’s house for a day of running. We ran a quick 8.5 km loop around the town. It was a great first run and I can definitely say that it was a weekend well spent. My times
Source:: Vancouver Sun