I want it to melt. All of it!
I knew there was still snow up on Moscow Mountain. I knew the trails wouldn't be very runnable. I knew it snowed a couple inches overnight in the higher elevations. But I couldn't help myself. I still went up there.
A few of the south-facing, open sections of the trail were bare, but most of it was still under about 12-18 inches of packed snow. In most parts the snow was packed enough to run on top of it. Of the 5.5 miles on the trail I was probably able to run about half of it. So it wasn't a total waste of a run.
Both pups came along, too. Shasta loves the snow but her short little legs and fluffy coat combined aren't a good combination with wet snow. Big snowballs form on her legs and belly. A couple times I looked back at her and she could barely walk. Poor Shasta. She has so much fun, though. Sadie chased some deer and couldn't figure out why the deer could run so much faster than her.
There's no snow in the lower elevations and I got in some good runs this week. My knee feels stronger and stronger with each run. It hasn't felt this good since November. I'm happy.
I love taking photos on my runs. For the past year, all my photos had been from my camera phone. Convenient, but not the best photo quality. I'd been looking for a much higher image quality camera that was still small enough to carry on runs. It's been a couple weeks now that I've had my new running camera. The Canon Powershot SD750. I'm very happy with the photos and it is small enough to easily fit in my hand held or my running belt. The only thing it doesn't do as well as I'd like it to do is take videos while I'm running. There's no image stabilizer, so videos I take while I'm running are pretty shaky. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality, ultra-compact camera to take on runs.
I so need a camera like that. I'll look into it. The camera phone is handy,but just doesn't do it justice.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear your knee is feeling stronger. I love the snow, but I am ready for spring as well. Thanks for the comments, bro!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the camera review. By the looks of the pictures you posted, it works really well.ReplyDelete
Should I mention that it was a breezy, nippy, 65 degrees here today...probably not.
Dang, that's a lot of snow still. I'm glad you took the dogs out and they haven't divorced you yet. Looks like they had lots of fun.ReplyDelete
Keeping my fingers crossed for you on the knee.
Dang! Even we don't have that much snow :PReplyDelete
Glad to hear the knee is feeling better. I'm sure Shasta would consider that a nice trade off! Packed in snow versus being outside on a run :-)ReplyDelete
Your knee is getting better at the right time! You should be able to enjoy a great summer of running!ReplyDelete
Having lived on the Eastern side of the state I can tell you that it seems like it takes forever for spring to come. We have Rhody's blooming over here already and you still have the potential for some snow. Hang in there! Spring fever will drive you crazy otherwise.
Glad to hear things are going better with the knee.ReplyDelete
I think taking pictures on runs would be fun, but I also think I'd like trip over my feet trying to take them while moving haha
Ooh ooh ooh! I have a Canon Powershot and LOVE IT! I still have a lot of learning to do with it, as I struggle taking pictures in darker rooms!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are feeling stronger - I know it's been a long haul for you. And the snow, it's time for it to go. Spring is on it's way here, should cross the mountains soon.ReplyDelete
i hope it warms up for you soon!! it's late march for pete's sake!!ReplyDelete
Our camera broke about two weeks ago and I already miss not having it.ReplyDelete
Might look into one like you posted about.
I really was hoping for one snow here in SC but we had nothing more than a light dusting.
Hang in there... it will be spring very soon!
We have a really old Power Shot and I love it. It's about to die though so I will look into the one you recommended when the time is right!ReplyDelete
Nice pictures. I think I will have to start carrying my camera also.ReplyDelete
That is a lot of snow! Isn't March supposed to mean spring?!ReplyDelete
I just broke my camera. Mine was similar, but an earlier model and I LOVED it!!!ReplyDelete
So glad to hear that the knee is getting better and I have been doing crazy dances praying for Spring!!!
The snow is beautiful even though it seems to be relentless.ReplyDelete
That's the camera I use as well. I love that it fits in the fuelbelt pocket.