Guess what I did this morning? I did something that I have not done in 7 days - I RAN!!!!! I was so happy to see pavement this morning with very few patches of ice. I didn't waste any time before I headed out the door.
I layered up on clothes (For some reason I chose to wear capri running pants. I have no idea what I was thinking. Perhaps having spent 7 days looking at snow filled streets, I thought that seeing pavement meant it was warmer - try 21 degrees. My ankles and lower legs were freezing until they went numb. In the hot shower afterwards, they regained their flesh color - they were bright red when I got home) and headed out. I wanted to take it slow, so I walked the first 5 minutes and then ran 3.5 miles in 35 minutes. Not bad, but not as good as I was doing before Snowmageddon. And I did negative splits, so that made me happy.
And the happiest part of my run was my neighbors. Did I mention I love my neighborhood? There are a lot of stay-at-home mothers and part-time working mothers, so we got to know each other through the MOMS Club and the tot-lot. Well, 3 passed me today while I ran. One stopped and chatted a bit vowing to join me come April, one waved, and the other shouted, "Good for you, Jen!" I felt like I was running a race and these WONDERFUL women were cheering me on. It was awesome.
As I headed home, I praised God for pavement. Not sure I would have thought of that a week ago, but it felt so precious to me. They are calling for 4 more inches of snow on Monday evening... but 4 inches seems like cake after 4 feet. I am not sure when the kids will go back to school, but we ALL need them too.
Here was a picture of a hilarious sight during my morning run. I had to stop to make sure it wasn't real. Too funny! Enjoy.