BY NED CAMPBELL
NISKAYUNA — Back in January, a few friends and I decided to run 13.1 miles, a half marathon, in the bitter cold and snow.
Call us overachievers, call us crazy — we were looking for a challenge. Starting at Lions Park in Niskayuna, we took the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail all the way to Troy. While portions of the trail had been cleared, we ended up running through a lot more snow than planned or desired.
Our hard work was rewarded with fried chicken and waffles once we reached the finish line — Flying Chicken in Troy.
If everything but the part about eating chicken and waffles sounds like no fun to you, don’t worry: This article is not about winter running. It’s about running outside when it makes more sense to, and as it turns out, Lions Park is a great place to start.