We had a lot of snow in Munich about 10 days ago. It's been topped up now and then overnight but most of it has gone in town, not so on the outskirts where I run. Last night the temperature dropped and an icy wind came up so that all those melted puddles, all that slushy snow froze into solid ice. Then a couple of centimetres of new snow fell on top. This made for a very challenging long run today. Parts of it were sheet ice (although I find it easier to run on ice than walk) and in the woods the snow was ridged and rutted so it was almost impossible to put your foot down straight. My ankles got an excellent workout! Fortunately I am not prone to twisted ankles, but it was hard work. Anyway another 7km banked in my legs, an invigorating, if tiring, run behind me, a blast of cold air to blow all the cobwebs away and make me feel good. I can now look forward to an evening with friends (and too much food and drink!).