#janathon Day Eighteen – The Day I Beat the Snow


I couldn’t face another day jogging around my front room. I just couldn’t.

We’ve had even more snow overnight and today, so I thought that the layer on top of yesterdays ice might make it grippy enough to risk the outside.


I wore my old running shoes, which felt weird, heavy and unweildy, and off I went.

I had to take it really easy, almost walking up and down a couple of hills, and round corners, but it wasn’t too bad at all mostly. The bit I worried about most, a woodland section, was actually no problem at all as the compacted snow with no ice layer gave plenty of nice crunchy grip as well as a beautiful view.


Somewhat frustratingly I forgot to take my Nike+ off of treadmill setting, so I didn’t get the GPS, but the distance seemed fairly accurate to what I expected on that route, maybe .1 of a mile out. A slowish pace, but not bad considering the conditions!

Gemma Stats

It was fun, I wish I’d done the longer route now. Far more fun than jogging around your front room chasing an imaginary dog around an island.

I am home, I didn’t break anything, and it wasn’t even that cold! It felt far more bitter out earlier this week.


Tonights dinner is sausages and sweet potato mash. Yum, comfort food.

4 Responses
  • Phil Lengthorn
    January 18, 2013

    You’ve made me feel bad! Perhaps I should have got out there!

    • Lady Lipstick
      January 18, 2013

      Yesterday I was slipping down the road on the ice, clinging onto walls to get to the pub and someone ran past me! Guilted me into trying it today!

  • Catherine Henderson (@runninggoth)
    January 18, 2013

    Yay! Welll done. braving the elements does sometimes pay off once you get over the initial ‘bloody-hell its freezing and slippery’ feeling 🙂

  • abradypus
    January 19, 2013

    The corners! Definitely the worst bit.