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Why running in snow is never a good idea

Why Running in Snow Is Never a Good Idea

The snow might have kept some people snuggled up inside, but one woman named Chelsea was eager to lace up and get her jog on in snowy Portland.

Seconds after telling a KOIN reporter that the snow was the 'perfect texture for running. Very low impact and it's dry snow so your feet don't get wet,' she totally wiped out.

OUCH! Guess that texture wasn't perfect after all. Chelsea's running partner, Michael, kinda spilled the beans about Chelsea's less-than-expert knowledge.

'We're both California kids, so we haven't had very many snow days in our life, so this is pretty exciting,' he said.

Her California roots might just have helped her keep her laid-back approach to it all. She told Deadspin that her 'neck was a little sore but the ridiculous, awesome irony of the situation cushioned the blow pretty well.'

Chelsea continued her joking when Deadspin asked what an average run looks like to her. She said 'I've run some long-distance races but I usually just go out in search of local news crews and ask them to film me waxing poetic about running, then fall.'

We're glad we can all laugh together about this one ... because that fall was hilarious.

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shaun romanowski February 10 2014 at 2:18 PM

Great sense of humour

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candlesmp February 10 2014 at 7:42 PM

LOL - obviously she doesn't know how to run in the winter in the snow. I run outside in the winter and I use traction aids like Yak Trax . She's a goof but she's at least got a good sense of humour about it.

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rlmcanoe February 10 2014 at 5:27 PM

it is funny to see anyone slip on the ice or snow, we all laugh, and it happens to all of us also, and it's still funny, we pick ourselves up and move on.

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Geri rlmcanoe February 10 2014 at 6:02 PM

Broke my leg in two places and still laugh about how I flew through the air "without" the grestest of ease. Cause I didn't start laughing until after the cast came off and I could forget the pain. lol

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jijjhnsn February 10 2014 at 5:11 PM

ouch!! stepped on the glittering street marker paint, always avoid that folks.

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sunon February 10 2014 at 8:53 PM

the snow runner practices dry humor (no pun) and she's good at it. she hardly humiliated herself as your headline would have us believe.

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walt.hafer February 10 2014 at 9:26 PM

What was/is humiliating is the media rerunning the clip over and over in ten seconds, it was not funny.

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Ron walt.hafer February 10 2014 at 9:31 PM

Its better than having to have done it myself....just sayin.

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merkjones February 10 2014 at 9:59 PM

It wasn't the snow as the big reason she fell. If you watch she stepped on the painted line. They are slippery when wet and she had snow on her boots. The line did her in.

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nxston08 merkjones February 11 2014 at 1:00 AM

She fell. End of story.

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sutt202 February 10 2014 at 4:02 PM

Leave it to some blond to perpetuate the myth of Wacked out Californians. I'm from California and run in snow, rain, dry roads, fields, etc. But not on icy streets. Best way to land on your butt. Duh !!!!!

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slackwarerobert sutt202 February 10 2014 at 4:52 PM

But a great way to watch cars wreck is on your motorcycle in the snow and ice.
They watch you go by and run into things in front of them.

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ALAN February 11 2014 at 4:51 AM

Does anyone see a problem with what is important?

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muffin February 10 2014 at 11:32 PM

slow news day

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