Winter Woes


I have spent this past week daydreaming about the day that the outdoor pools open.  I can’t help it.

We actually had some warm weather this week.  70 degrees on Tuesday…70!…which meant a nice after work run with Paul in SHORT SLEEVES…followed by this:

Weather Channel

Of course.  Complete with tornado warnings and severe weather sirens.  Thursday was back in the single digits, and Friday we woke up to a light dusting of snow, and 8 degrees outside with a wind chill at -4.  Hurrah.

Saturday morning we woke up to some pow-pow.  First real snow of the season.  Some were HAAAAPPPYYYYYYYYY.IMG_20130203_210644

Others were not.IMG_20130203_205800Did not want to come out of the coop…and pretty much didn’t all weekend.  (I didn’t know this, but in the winter time a lot of chickens can actually get cabin fever from never wanting to come out of the coop.  They do not like snow.)

I was scheduled to do my long(er) run of the week Saturday morning.  Woke up to way too much snow and ice on the sidewalks.  Which meant this.


9 miles on the treadmill at the Y.  Baaaaaaaaaaarf.

I usually limit my runs on the treadmill to an hour/7ish miles.  Max.

But with snow predicted all weekend and limited options, I sucked it up and JMFDIGDI.  Broke the run up into:  2 mile warm up, followed by 2 x 3-mile efforts at a faster pace with a half mile jog in between the efforts and again at the end as a sort of warm down.   So much easier to digest mentally.

And 1.5 episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta later, I was done.

The rest of the weekend was hijacked by Gone Girl, which I started reading on Thursday and just finished this afternoon.  So now I have my life back.

I won’t lie, I’m not too sad to see January gone.  If it hasn’t been obvious, things here have been very slow.  And cold.  I’m ready for sun and gardens and thunderstorms and spring.  One step closer.

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