So there I was at 3:45am asleep in my bed toasty and warm under the covers minding my own business when I felt Atticus our most neurotic dog hop up on to the bed. At first I tried to ignore her but she is very persistent when she wants something. Of the many things she could have wanted it turns out that she had to go outside. The snow was a welcome surprise and as I was standing out in the in the cold in my shorts and sandals I decided I would go for a trail run in the morning (?) actually later in the morning. Upon returning to bed I set my alarm to wake up early but not before posting my intentions on facebook and sending an email out to the Metro Tri Club. Since the Pere Marquette race was yesterday, and because it was only a few hours notice I didn't really expect anyone to join me.
I got to the trail on time and waited until 7am to see if anyone got the message and decided to join me. Promptly at seven I took off (fyi- I will not wait for you if you are running late unless you contact me somehow to let me know). Running down the gravel road less than a tenth of a mile I hit some ice covered by the snow and went down, in doing so I spooked a bunch of deer and they ran away. I got back up and continued to run. When I got to the trailhead I was happy to see that I was the first person out there. There were plenty of animal tracks out there though.
It was a great run and I was glad to have gotten out there. I even stretched a little after.