December 12, 2020. 9:10am. Bend, Oregon.
Mel and the author grew their friendship while running on the dusty trails of South Pasadena as college athletes years ago. But this week, running took them—along with Riley—to training camp on snowy, frozen trails at the eastern edge of the Cascade Range. Today’s long run featured holiday spirit, frozen fingers, and the distinct peacefulness of fresh snowfall.
Thanks to Riley for taking some of the photos.