|My road is under there somewhere!|
|This was on the 4wheeler|
Tuesday morning the sun came out it warmed up to about 16° and there was little wind I couldn't stand it any longer I was going out to run in this awesome white fluffy stuff :) And since the road still wasn't cleaned off it gave me an excellent excuse to be slower! Being extra careful keeping my balance/watching my step, treading on about 3 inches of snow and wearing old shoes (why I'll never know) left my legs and feet sore & tired! That was a great workout! Gerard couldn't get out for work Tuesday morning either he spent a couple of hours shoveling the drive by late evening we was able to get out to get a few groceries but the roads was still awful! I got the message that I didn't have to work Wednesday either and guess what?? It snowed another 3 inches Tuesday night and Gerard was snowed in again! Then I got a message that we was closed the rest of the week! Looks like I got a free vacation off work it was just too frigid to enjoy it! Gerard finally made it to work on Thursday, thank goodness as he was getting grumpy being trapped in the house, and I finally ventured out on my own taking our daughter to work the roads was still to bad for me I didn't like driving on it at all. Well then came Saturday........
and we awoke to freezing rain! Gerard tried going to work but couldn't make it up our hill after a couple of hours it was off and on freezing rain to rain and he eventually got out. It warmed up to 36° and melted lots of the snow away. This morning when I got up it was 33° and going to get colder and more wind all day so I bundled up & laced up drove to town and went for a run!
I needed a 10 mi long run but with only running once all week and being extremely LAZY all week I was just going to play it by ear and see what happened. Main street was absolutely awful hardly any of the sidewalks was clear. The gates to our local park was even closed so no one could get in I've never seen the gates shut before. I had to stay in the bike lane on the road and didn't feel to safe with the patches of black ice out so I went to the loop around our local college I knew their roads and sidewalks would be clear. I was determined to get in the entire 10 miles and I did I just got really slow in the last few miles partly from snow & ice, partly because I had to do about 3 loops of the same thing to get the miles in and partly from me being tired & out of shape! But I DID IT!!
So other than the two days of running I have been VERY LAZY this week watching lots of TV with Gerard and just trying to stay warm! Oh how I dread the electric bill out of all this~Yikes!!
What's the Longest you've been snowed in? Or just unable to leave for weather problems? We had a terrible ice storm in 2009 no power for almost 2 full weeks THAT was terrible and the hardest thing I've lived through that almost pushed me over the edge!!
Here's hoping this week will be better!! My tooth is coming out tomorrow (Monday)!!! Check to see if you are the SPARTAN RACE ENTRY WINNER!