I went running on a snowy and icy trail. As the weather is warming up there are patches of pavement showing through. This is more dangerous than the snow itself. You can’t help but run slowly on the snow, but the pavement teases you and encourages you to pick up the pace. I was on my way back of an out and back run – with less than three-quarters of a mile to go – and I cross a road. It was pretty dry and I turned right back on the trail. It appeared to be pavement. My feet slide out from under me as I hit a patch of black ice. I went down hard. The couple of people who saw me asked me if I was all right. I was. It turned out to only be a couple of scrapes, but the impact hurt. I walked the rest of the way back to my car just to make sure everything was okay.