Saturday, November 06, 2010
Walking Conditions - Dicey to Good
When you live in Anchorage you live in at least two different worlds: the green one and the white one. But also the light one and the dark one. Right now we are shifting from green to white and light to dark. It's a time when my running schedule gets shredded as the streets and paths go from smooth to crusty to snow covered, the temperatures drop, and it's dark more. I have to slowly get into a new rhythm.
We've just had snow and rain mixed this week with temperatures above freezing in the day and below at night. So the ground - especially where cars go - is pretty challenging. You walk differently when the ground has ice and snow - more carefully, lest you hit an icy spot and need to catch your balance. It's not a conscious thing, your body just adjusts.