High school runner shovels entire track lane after snowstorm just to avoid the treadmill

From the Washington Post
When Quinn Schneider woke up last Sunday and saw a snowstorm had left eight inches of snow on his doorstep, he wasn’t disappointed.

“Any time we get the chance to have snow, I really love it,” the North Carolina high school senior said.

Like any other teenager, he likes that it usually means school’s canceled so he has extra time with his friends, but on this particular day, Schneider, who the Charlotte Observer named the state’s best boys cross-country athlete of the year, liked it for a different reason. It posed a new physical challenge.

“I’ve run in the snow before,” the 18-year-old said, “but nothing like that deep of snow.”

Schneider, who follows a strict training regimen, said he could’ve taken the day off, but then he thought about what an Olympian would do.

“You’ve got to stay in your [training] routine,” he said. “If you get out of your routine, it’s not as effective.”

And so he grabbed a shovel and walked out the door.

“I’m not going to let the snow be an excuse not to go run today,” he remembered thinking.

Schneider eventually made his way to his high school’s track and started digging…

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