Jogging Journal: Day 5

Monday, December 11th at 5:05 A.M: We got about 2 inches of snow last night. That meant shoveling snow off my sidewalk before heading out for my early morning jog.

At least my body wasn’t giving me any type of grief.

It took me about 30 minutes to clear off the main street side walk plus my own and salt over the concrete. There was no way I would be jogging today! Whatever energy I had in me, went into clearing those sidewalks.

Before I started walking, I checked for ice. If there is one thing I wanted to make sure to avoid, it was slipping on the pavement. If there were too many spots with ice, I would call it a day and try again tomorrow.

After testing out the traction on my shoes I forged ahead and walked the entire mile on my route. Very slowly I might add. Again, it was all about safety first.

I know that the upcoming months will be questionable for training outside. I might even have to change the times I head out for jogging if the conditions are more favorable later in the day. Got to love wintertime in Wisconsin!