I don't run when the roads are slick/slushy/snowy because people in my neighborhood hardly shovel, which means I'd have to run along a busy main road (with no shoulder) until I can get to another neighborhood. But also, I don't want to risk falling and potentially injuring myself. Better to be safe than sorry. I like Unident's advice - try to find a neighborhood/area where there are either sidewalks or better roads.or...take it indoors. The good thing is that spring is right around the corner! I hope.