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.