If you know me, you know I’ll run in pretty much any weather condition. Rain, heat, sleet, snow. . . .none of these can stop my addiction to running.
Of course these conditions aren’t ideal, but with some solid gear, it definitely makes the run more enjoyable.
Now that we have snow (and ice), I’ve had a chance to try out the Yaktrax:Run traction devices you can strap to your shoes for those winter runs.
I have a pair of the Yaktraxs meant for walking that I did wear running in the past. They worked great for snow but not so great for ice. However, these are designed specifically for running and are much better! They have carbide steel spikes under the toe area and an extra strap to keep them secured to your shoes. They still have the traditional coils in the back.
I wore these on my run this morning, which included a great deal of snow and ice. The extra traction definitely helped, but I didn’t feel quite as secure and safe as I thought I would.
Overall, I definitely liked the new updated run version, but I still didn’t love them. Besides not feeling very secure, they were kind of bulky, and I would often kick my ankles with the metal coils.
But with that being said though, I tell people that if they only want to buy one pair of shoes–and they will need a pair to wear both inside and outside–then purchase something like this that can be taken on and off as needed.
And now a few fun pictures of Cullen.
This lovely shirt was given to us by Craig’s coworkers. (Craig has obviously made a number of Zoolander references at work before.)
Here’s a little bit better picture of Cullen’s two bottom teeth that have come in.
When Cullen plays on his play mat, he likes to eat the monkey’s legs.
For dinner I made this Avocado and Brussels Sprouts Salad, which was super good. Even Craig liked it, which is saying something!
Cullen supervised my cooking. He is very good at kicking his socks off while sitting in his bouncy chair.
What (if anything) do you wear on your shoes for additional traction in the winter?
What was on the menu for your dinner?