Cool Runnings!


Simon running in snowAs you know, I like to try and stay in shape by running. A few people have asked if I run all year round and I have always figured, our skin is waterproof so why not? This philosophy was stretched a bit when I was in Norway for a break over Christmas, seeing family.

I took my running shoes with me and my WinterTrax and went out several times to run in the beautiful snow-covered woods near the house of my parents in law. It was -10C at the coldest and -3C at the warmest (which is pretty mild for Norway) with a fresh covering of snow each day.

I really loved the stillness and quiet of a forest covered in snow. Although I had extra traction from my WinterTrax, running in snow is quite hard work, so a run of only half an hour was enough to get a good workout. All the locals thought I was a bit mad as they go cross-country skiing in the winter and save the running for summer! Next time I’m going to borrow some skis and go native!!

Hils Fra

Simon x


  1. patricia gardiner January 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    hi, simon it looks absolutely beautiful in norway so clean and fresh ,one day i would love to go,all-though hot sun is so up-lifting and relaxing there is some-thing so peace full when opening the door late at night after a snow fall, every thing is so still and bright and sparkly IF you don,t have to go out, THATS when you think? oh no ive got to get to work in the morning i will have to clear the car? will there be delays ?will the roads be cleared? AHHHHH.any how a very happy healthy new year to you and your family love and best wishes patricia-ann.xx

  2. s biagi January 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Patricia-Anne . A happy New Year to you and yours and try and get to Norway at least once in your life as it truly is the most beautiful country and so peaceful compare to crammed UK!
    Simon x

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