Mother Nature never lets us forget that we are Canadian though, and I'd say we get at least 2-3 days of snow every year. Yesterday a light dusting fell, just enough to make everything pretty. Normally I shun snow, but decided this time to enjoy it and took Humu for a run.
|Start of the Cowichan Valley Trail.|
|Won't exactly make the cover of Winter Wonderland|
magazine, but still pretty and peaceful.
This morning though was a different story - some true Canadian karma as we got dumped on. I think there's about 10 centimetres on our deck. Roads were treacherous and barely passable. A lot of people - including many of my students despite their finals next week - just stayed at home. Yes... I know that 10 cm doesn't really rank as a great Canadian snowfall, but here it does. And it looks like we avoided the worst of it - seems that Seattle and Portland got really pounded. What will all the Portland fixie-riders do to get around town?
It's supposed to start raining Friday though, so there's only a couple more days of the white stuff left. I am venturing into unknown territory and will try to do a long run tomorrow in the snow. Sidewalks are impassable, but the trails should be ok. I'm going to see how long I can last before my feet freeze anyway. Wish me luck!