Well, I know I've done nothing but bitch about winter so far and I'm sure you "southerner's"are not quite "feeling the love" that I have for it.
For the people who know me, in all honesty, my SAD hasn't been too bad so far. Right?
Geez, after looking up the link, (trust the Canadian explanation to be super depressing, hahahha).
Truly, this winter hasn't been bad, I've had the marathon training to focus on, going to the gym has helped and we've been really busy at work.
Going to Phoenix for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in January was like a tonic for me....while my fellow travellers were in quest for outlet malls, I basked in the sunshine, swam in the pool and burbled in the hot tub. Look out Arizona, you may eventually have a new snowbird in your midst.
Yesterday, Saturday, I managed to get my 6K run in before the storm hit. The sky was grey-blue-black with heavy clouds and the wind was strong. There was not too much activity going on other than people out snow blowing their lane ways. The run it self was more along the lines of skate skiing. The roads had not been properly cleared from the storm on Friday and the footing was treacherous. Every run is so different as I've discovered. Tuesday night I ripped off a 6K in under 42 minutes. Yesterday, well let's say it was a lot longer, almost an hour....Simon and Garfunkle's Slip-Sliding Away came to mind as I was trying to maintain some sense of footing. I could see it on the motorist's faces as they passed me "what is that crazy old broad up to now? She must be out of her mind". Maybe, but it's a fun place to be!
Today on my Marathon Calendar is 23K LSD, knowing that the weather was suppose to be a little stormy I had decided not to travel into town to run, crap good call on that one.....I can hardly get out my doors!!!!
I'm now going to call GeeZen, cancel our running plans until later today, if at all, have a big breakfast then get out a shovel (some more).
I need a man servant!