We have finally arrived in Virginia! The first chance I got, I went for a run around my neighborhood. My parents (who we're living with for now) live on a very quiet street that backs up to a branch of the Potomac River.
It makes me laugh that people talk about how cold it is here. Cold? This is balmy. I was only wearing one jacket.
One nice perk to the Vibrams is that I am able to run on packed snow. This stuff here was pretty slushy, but in Utah I ran on many sidewalks that were completely solidly packed snow and had no trouble.
It was nice to go out and have no agenda or even a watch on. While I did grow up in this area, I am seeing things with new eyes- where are good cycling routes? How can I find some running trails?
For now, I am just excited to be somewhere that has trees! And foliage!