last night i ended the snow day with a trip to rowayton with emmy for the jingle bell (island) fun run that jim had organized. aside from shoveling snow and digging out my cars, the only outdoor exercise i had during the day was a 4 miler around the neighborhood. i wore trail shoes for that wet and slushy experience - and reenlisted same for the fun run.
the turnout for the fun run was low (6), but it didn't lack for fun or enthusiasm. the 3 miler turned into 3.7 miles, in fact. we started at the roton middle school parking lot - a bit south of the actual start to the boston build-up 10k course, and followed the first 3 miles of that course. after the first half mile, we warmed up and had perfect running conditions.
we lucked out even further when most of the gnarly road conditions (i.e. black ice) didn't materialize - although there did seem to be a good deal of traffic on the roads. better yet, there were a few luminaria-lined streets along the way (with houses sporting candles nestled in white bags)!
a fun time was had by all!