Posted by: rosssilvis | January 14, 2009

Last Saturday

I managed to get a good run in last Saturday despite the ongoing “snow emergency” in Erie. (Seriously, our mayor declared a “snow emergency”.) We did get a lot of snow on Friday and Saturday (not sure what the final total was but I’m guessing somewhere around a foot and a half), but this is something that you have to get used to if you are living in Erie. When the lake isn’t frozen over and a storm blows in, it can put down a lot of snow fast. But anyways, I managed to clip off about four miles in the early evening on Saturday. My Garmin died on me about two miles into the run, so the mileage is based on what I came up with from mapmyruns.com. Obviously, I also have no idea how long it took me but I’m sure it wasn’t impressive as about half the run was done in snow up to my kneecaps. It was a killer workout with my heart in my throat for most of it, high-stepping through the snow, but…

…it was actually very peaceful. It was dark and still snowing, so the streetlamps were only offering up a dull glow. Very few people were outside (mostly shoveling) and traffic was light as many didn’t want to brave the roads. With the lack of activity and the snow dampening all sound, it had to be one of the quietest runs I’ve ever had in the city. Anyways, below are some pics so you can see what I’m talking about – enjoy!

If you look close you can see me running into the night...

If you look close you can see me running into the night...

Me.

Me.

Tracks up the Bayfront Connector footpath...

Tracks up the Bayfront Connector footpath...

Heading North on the Connector trail...

Heading North on the Connector trail...

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