Snow, Snow Go Away, I Want To Run Outside Today!!!

The Great Snow of 2010.  It will go down in history – it’s amazing how 18 hrs of snowfall can shut a region down for days.

We got 9 inches here in Chesapeake.  I cannot stress how uncommon that is.  And while I grew up in the white stuff (but note, I always hated cold weather), it’s not the actual snow falling that is such a nuisance.  We have no resources to clear the roads – so they melt, refreeze, melt, refreeze until there’s nothing left.  And again – I am not afraid of driving in snow.  I am afraid of Southerner’s driving in snow.

So it is Monday, and the kids haven’t been in school since Thursday morning.  And while it hasn’t snowed in a couple of days, schools are still closed, and we just got the notice that they are closed tomorrow.  We are all suffering major cabin fever, and I think my teenager is going to climb the walls from boredom.

Today I worked from home since the kids were home and daycare was closed.  D went to work – the only one from his team who did so (he’s from the midwest too).  I did go out to the Y this afternoon, and that 3 mile drive was icky.  I did my Fitlinxx circuit training…and a 5K on the treadmill.  I thought about running outside both yesterday and today (it was gloriously sunny), but the wet and ice made me rethink that idea.  Not much worse than having cold wet feet and socks in shoes.  I would guess that if I used my imagination that there are actually things that are MUCH worse than that, but that’s beside the point.

I didn’t cook today either – I was working, and while I got much done, it was strange to be home all day, stuck in the house, and not cook something.  I even forgot to plan anything for dinner, so we had soup and sandwiches – which in this weather is the best anyway.  Aside from the fact that my oven is on strike and I’m pouting over that, I just haven’t felt up to it (I know, I know, try to contain the comments that I’ve killed my oven by overuse).

So the rest of the night will be lazy.  My workout is done, the workday is over, and tomorrow will be another work from home day because of the dumb roads.  I’m thinking a book or some actual TV is in order.

Oh, and I forgot to mention.  It is February 1st…the registration opened today….and I have signed myself up for the Chicago Marathon!  Oh…..My…..Gosh…..WHAT DID I DO?!?!?!?  Should be interesting to say the least.

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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