Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow {all over our 5k}!

After three very chilly race mornings, I was pretty sure that Gobble Cobble was going to be my last event of the year. But then of course even though I said I was done, I was still looking at race calendars online because I just can’t help myself. That’s when I came across a 5k bearing a familiar name.

charlies5k

The “Charlie” that this Run is referring to is a little boy named Charlie Neave. Charlie was a student at the same school that my brothers attended and my youngest brother knew him. Sadly, Charlie passed away last December and this will be the inaugural 5k to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name. As soon as I saw the event details, I knew I would be putting my hibernation off for a couple more weeks and this time I won’t be a one woman wolf pack like I normally am at races either! My Favorite, Erin, has been doing the Couch to 5k program for the past several months. I knew that she would be well prepared and it barely took any convincing at all for her to sign up! We are both so excited to take part in such a great cause and I’m so excited to watch her run her first race!

Of course it wouldn’t be a race week without me obsessing over the weather. For days there had been much talk about a “wintry mix”, which basically means sleet and probably means I will fall down at some point. This morning I checked my weather app to see what the current outside temp was – need to know how many layers to put my toddler in! – and lo and behold…

snow

It seems the first accumulating snow of the year just HAS to be in the forecast for the day of our 5k! Brilliant! Between this and the bitter cold of my last two races when it seems like every other day it’s 60 degrees, I think the Weather Gods are trying to tell me something. Whatever, Weather Gods. We’re doing this and you can’t stop us.

I’m having (wintry) mixed feelings. On one hand, ugh running in the snow. On the other hand, OMG RUNNING IN THE SNOW! Maybe it will be fun and I’m trying to stay open minded. Wish me luck, but don’t tell me to break a leg because I really don’t want to do that.

So on Monday I will be doing my usual post-race recap and then Tuesday will be extra special because Erin is going to write up a guest post! It will be another recap, but through the eyes of someone who is running in their very first race. I can’t wait to see what she has to say and I know you guys will love her as much as I do.

Also on the menu for next week, I am getting my first little giveaway together! So stay tuned for more info on that. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Are you running or racing this weekend? Tell me about it! Is there any snow in your forecast?

Also if you have ever run in the snow, I’d love some tips!

~ Salt

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12 thoughts on “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow {all over our 5k}!

  1. Kelly @ Turned up to Eleven says:

    I would think they could come up with some running shoes with spikes on them – rubbery ones. I guess they have them, they are called trail shoes but I don’t know how great they would be in snow, ya know? Try to imagine frolicking in the snow (while running) – I hope it’s magical not miserable! Either way… think of the Starbucks warm fuzzy sips at the end of it all!!! Good luck! You got this! ox

    • runsaltrun says:

      There will SO be a Starbucks at the end of this race! I was reading a blog the other day where a girl had screws in her shoes and I thought that was brilliant if I am ever going to be running on ice. I guess I’ll take snow over ice any day of the week!

  2. Princess Lindsey says:

    No (more!) snow in the forecast for me, but I’m jealous of your weather! I made a goal to run 10 times races this year; tomorrow is to be the 10th, but the forecast is -14F before adding wind chill!

  3. olivetorun says:

    I am originally from Wisconsin and I ran outside during the winter up there for a few years… I actually love running in the snow- so beautiful 🙂 I was one of the crazies wearing snow spikes on my shoes and hitting the pavement regardless.

    Have fun and good luck!

    • runsaltrun says:

      I love looking at pictures that people post of their snow runs! It really does look so beautiful. Depending on how things thaw out around here, my trail run on Thursday might be a snowy one!

      Thank you so much!

  4. Anita says:

    A lot of people around here use trail shoes for running in the snow. They have little spikes you can screw in for better grip. I am not one of those people … I have a treadmill 🙂

    • runsaltrun says:

      Treadmill for the past two days for me! I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to have access to one! Maybe in the future I’d like to try the spikes and going out for a snow run, but right now I would need snowshoes. Not a sidewalk to be cleared around here yet!

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