My first subzero run on snow and ice was an epiphany.
For years, I stopped running when the first snow came. I was worried about slick running paths and had no idea how to handle the cold temperatures. But the year my husband and I undertook our first half marathon, I felt it essential to start training in January - which meant running on snow and ice, often in temperatures below freezing.
It opened up a whole new world, with gilded trees, frosted meadows, and frozen rivers. Winter beauty is much different than other seasons, but just as spectacular.
Freedom. Elation. Gratitude.
I could now run all year round — with the right equipment and technique. Here are 9 things I find essential for winter running:
Tips for Winter Hiking
Tips for Winter Running
How to Get Started Cross Country Skiing
Top 5 Prettiest Trails in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Getting Started Hiking
Choosing A Hiking Trail
What Gear Do I Need?
Packing For A Day Hike
Hiking With Kids
Hiking With Dogs
Hiking In Poison Ivy
All-Day Hikes Near Sioux Falls, SD
Short Hiking Trails Near Sioux Falls, SD
10 Kid-Friendly Trails in the Black Hills of South Dakota
5 Trails With A View Near Eastern South Dakota and Northeast Nebraska
5 Prettiest Trails Near Sioux Falls, SD
Kid-Friendly Trails Near Sioux Falls, SD
5 Hardest Hikes in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Historic Hikes in the Black Hills of South Dakota
All-Day Hikes in the Black Hills of South Dakota