I realized after reading comments on my last post, that I didn't write what I thought about the Yak Trax! If you aren't familiar with them, they are made of stretchy rubber, with small metal coils that make a criss cross pattern on the bottom of your running shoe. The springs grip the snow as you run, and the day I went, there was enough snow for the springs to sink into, so I felt level as I ran. I didn't slip or fall once, and at one point I was aware of a patch of ice under my feet, but it wasn't an issue.
Later that night, there were parts of my feet that felt a bit sore, and when I woke up the next day my legs and left arch were tired. I think some of my muscles got more of a workout than others, while they dealt with having that weird surface under my feet.
Today I was in dire need of some stretching, so I got out my pulse yoga dvd. But then I decided to see if there was anything good on the Sportskool channel, and there was! My absolute favorite yoga for runners workout was listed, by Erika Schnicke. They change the classes pretty often, but I haven't found a yoga workout that I like as much as this one. It was great to go through the poses and see how much progress I've made. I do Standing Forward Bend when I stretch before and after a run, and I was psyched that I can put my forehead to my knees, just like Erika.
I've got a huge caffeine buzz right now, which is good because I need to clean my house before my family visits this weekend. I made a trip to Starbucks, which I don't do often, but I had to go to the bank and it just happens to be next door. I usually get a venti non-fat vanilla latte, but today I went for a skinny cinnamon dolce latte, sugar free with skim milk. The house is going to be sparkling.