This was probably my most consistent week in the last couple of months. Consistent in the sense that I got out for a run every day, not that the timing of the runs was consistent.
All of my weekday runs were on the road, but there were some interesting conditions. On Thursday morning the whole city was lightly glazed with ice. On Friday morning, I was up to my ankles in snow (things cleared up quite a bit by the time I went out for a second run in the evening.
I capped it all off with a midnight run on the Little Cottonwood trail on Saturday. I signed up for Speedgoat this week, and I'm going to need to run trails at night a lot to get the miles I need, which means I need a good headlamp. My sister in law lent me her Petzl Tikka RXP to test out, and I was impressed. There was more than enough light to run without hesitation, and that made the late-night run in the snow surprisingly pleasant.
On the other hand, my new Garmin Fenix 2 dropped the satellite several times, which left me unimpressed. Maybe I'm issing a firmware update.
Anyway, I turned around a little before the end of the trail. Once I started seeing pawprints in the snow, I started to get spooked, even though I knew they were probably from a dog.
Maybe I should run with bear spray, just in case.