Saturday morning was the Cold Feet 10k, a local trail race through the Greenbelt on Staten Island. Even though I’ve lived on Staten Island a good part of my life, I always seem to forget how expansive the trail network is here – there’s over 2800 acres of trails, parks, and natural areas. It’s amazing!
It was the first trail race I’ve done since this 25k last year and only the second time I’ve been on the trails in over a year. For a long time, I was only focused on big(ger) races – mostly those organized by NYRR. I don’t really know why I was shying away from smaller races for so long – the last two I have run have been smaller (with under 200 runners) and I have LOVED them.
I woke up to huge snowflakes falling outside. Not exactly the weather conditions I was hoping for…but snow is 100x better than freezing rain. With a 10am start time and the race only being about 15 minutes away, I was able to stay home until 9:15! No early wakeups or leaving in the dark. Score.