Day 361 Mile 361: Hundslappadrífa – 500 Miles in an Unexpected Snowstorm. So, while running at least a mile a day for this year, the odds and ends have added up and today’s jaunt sees the counter click over the 500 mile mark. This may have been cause to attempt a super fast (by my standards) celebratory mile but the weather has clearly had other ideas.
Having seen the news last night and been aware of the slim chance of some sleet the world this morning is a blanket of white. We are visiting my Mum and her dog Humphrey has accompanied me on my last few runs, he is very excited about the snow today.
Hundslappadrífa is an almost untranslatable Icelandic word which roughly means ‘snowflakes as big as dog’s paws, which cover ground as quickly’, given my running companion today I couldn’t think of anything more apt!
It is a wonderful if slow and slithery run, in places the snow and wind has brought down trees overnight, and in others the blanket of white hides puddles which, an incautious foot fall soon discovers to be often shin deep in ice cold mud-water.
It is great to be out, I am sure the cold weather brings out nice people too, although there are fewer of them about they are universally friendly,waving below their gloves and hats and producing gouts of steam by way of a greeting.
What jolly unexpected fun!
I’m running a mile each day everyday for 2017. If you feel you can sponsor me please do, as all the money raised will go to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) who provide services all across the UK to support people affected by it.
Distance: 3208.8 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Thanks as ever for all the support!
Very silly earworm for today 🙂