The title sums up the weather we’ve been having. I even experienced both seasons simultaneously on my run on Thursday: ice, mud and snow, oh and wind. And it snowed again on Friday.
Because the trails are either frozen ruts, great for breaking ankles, or a soft mess by the afternoon I actually had to run on a road. Yes, a road! I don’t think Kobi knew what to make of what we were doing. She rarely runs on a leash or on a road.
Notice she was sporting her new pretty purple harness and bungee style leash? I ordered her new accessories from Canadog. I’m almost a Canicrosser now, almost.
I was quite surprised she didn’t pull as much as I thought she would on a harness. I was kind of hoping for some help from her, but she mostly ran just off to the side slightly in front of me. I’ll try a longer lead next time and see what she does.
I wouldn’t have worn my purple Salomon’s had I known I wouldn’t actually be running in more mud and snow. I would have worn my purple Kinvera’s, still a good colour match with Kobi and better for road runs.
I almost sound more concerned about matching my running attire and shoes with my dog’s accessories than actually running. I’m not really, okay, maybe just a little bit.
Do you coordinate your running shoes with your running attire? Do you even care? Do you and your dog have matching accessories (if you run with a dog)?