Last weekend, much of the eastern coast of the United States was covered in more than a metre of a snow, with the storm being called Jonas, Blizzard 2016, and Snowzilla.
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New York City, for example, was dumped with more than 75 cm of snow.
For many runners, that amount of snow meant putting a halt or scaling back training slightly to account for the added precipitation in most areas. But for a group of Philadelphia runners (Run215), it seemed like the perfect time to do a beer mile.
As you can tell in the video, it seemed as though skiing attire was more appropriate than running apparel on this occasion. The event was named #FREEZYCHEEKSPHL on Facebook with the video being uploaded by Run215, a Philadelphia-based running group (215 is the local area code).
This is how the group described the event on Facebook:
The “Perfect Storm” calls for one of the most irreverent, imperfect events in running history – The “Beer Mile”. Only, we are adding the twist of holding one during a blizzard. Crazy? Sure, but you should have expected at least THAT much from us by now.
A traditional beer mile consists of running four laps and drinking four beers. Bonus points if done in the middle of a snowstorm sporting ski gear.
The runners from Philly were not the only ones seen running around in the snow last weekend, even the wildlife got in on the action:
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 23, 2016
Some even resorted to cross-training in the form of cross-country skiing:
H/t: Run215 via Twitter.