Now that Nemo is history and the clean-up is ongoing, you don't have to put your outdoor runs on hold. Just follow these key tips when you head out the door:
Warm up -- Running on snow will challenge your legs differently than running on dry pavement so be sure to warm your muscles up properly with some dynamic stretching. You can also use a foam roller to generate some muscle heat before heading out.
Get traction -- Wear traction devices like YakTrax to help improve your footing. Also, if you own trail shoes, they will probably perform better than your regular running shoes.
Shorten your stride -- Shortening your stride will help you to maintain better balance and reduce your chances of falling.
Run for time -- The challenge to your legs will obviously take more so except the fact that your pace will probably be slower. Instead of aiming for a particular distance/pace, focus instead on getting "time on your feet." You will still get great fitness benefits from your run.
Be visible -- Regardless of the time of day of your run, do your best to make sure you can be seen. Wear high-visibility or reflective gear so drivers can see you when you run on the roads. Consider getting a headlamp or Knuckle lights if you run in low-light conditions.
Be aware -- Be mindful of large snowbanks - just because you can see an oncoming car doesn't mean they can see you - proceed with caution! Also be on the lookout for snow-filled potholes and patches of ice - the painted white lines of a crosswalk are especially slippery. When in doubt, be willing to walk sections of your route.