Mush MassageWinter running can be tricky. It felt like a spring day in North East Ohio with the temperature at 36 deg F, dry roads and a big ball of fire in the sky. When you get to the busy streets though, you have to move to the sidewalk. Manny people shovel, and many people don't. The sidewalks that weren't shoveled have had plenty of foot traffic leaving a compacted snow base. The footing was loose due to the temp, but not un-runnable. The cool thing was that the snow provided a very cleansing foot massage. Very nice for the tootsies that have been cooped up in Vibrams the last few weeks. It was like running on very course sand, less abrasive, and loose, but your feet find the stability of the ground quickly. Near the end of my run, I started looking for these sidewalks, and skipped the streets.