A quiet, slow snow run

I didn’t really want it to snow.

As a news reporter, I don’t get snow days, and I don’t like driving in the snow.

And I could do with less cold weather, too — on a day not too long ago, my car was iced over and I had to use a key to draw a line at the edge of the car door to help get the door unfrozen.

But since it did snow — and a good amount in Salisbury — I decided to make the most of it, and I did enjoy my snow run. Although I ran at least two other times when there was snow on the ground this season (one wasn’t in Salisbury), this one was different.

A shot from my snow run the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 17. (Vanessa Junkin photo)
A shot from my snow run the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 17. (Vanessa Junkin photo)

The best part was getting to the road before the plows. There were a handful of cars out, but not many, so I was able to run at times in nearly the middle of the road. (Of course, I moved over for cars.) I knew I’d left a little bit late for the run — at about 8:10 a.m. or so — so that was on my mind, but I was still able to enjoy looking at the snow-covered scenery and the very quiet feeling that came with there just not being many people out yet.

Although I only ran two miles, it still felt like a solid workout. I know I’ve compared it this way before, but it really does feel like running in the sand. It definitely slowed down my pace.

Well, that was a nice run. But I’m ready for the warmer weather. Thirty-one days until spring!