While we had tricky winters in both 2014 and 2015 this one really has been a bit above and beyond. Especially after last winter, which was essentially non existent (score!)
Over the course of 5.5 days we got about 3.5 feet of snow. Maybe more. Who keeps count once it's over your head??
The roads were a hot mess (and after this pic was taken, the snowbanks doubled in size.)
|This is NOTHING compared to what we have now|
|Stuck the landing. And, am actually stuck.|
|WTF. Up to my shoulders.|
On Sunday (just before I hosted a big clinic with my coach, who flew in from West Palm) ALL THE SNOW fell off the riding arena roof. This was good timing, because horses hate being in there when it falls (#certaindeath) but wow, WOW, what a metric fuck ton of snow!!!!
|I can almost touch the roof!!!|
I had some great workouts last week, despite being sore from snow moving and very grumpy from cabin fever.
My long run was a highlight, and I ran 17 completely uneventful miles while enjoying the convenience of a warm basement, easily reachable snacks and the quality entertainment that Once always brings.
|Long run. Complete.|
Hopefully (but I'm not really counting on it) that was winter's last hustle.
I have been shockingly content to get my workouts in in an indoor setting. However, it is a bit comfy and cozy, which may or may not be the best marathon training conditions! Bottom line, for the past couple weeks indoor training has been the ONLY option, and it sure beats taking time off. I'm thankful to have the luxury of treadmill time.
So, this week (that we are right smack dab in, since this blog is late af) has some excitement planned as Eric and I head to Boston for the weekend. While we aren't traveling for running, running will occur while we are there. I love running in different places (and having a couple days off from work!) so I'm excited.
Miles run: 45
Longest run: 17, more treadmill time
Other: 1 strength workout, moving 35 fuck tons of snow.
Wildlife sightings: I think the wildlife ran away during the storm.
Low/High temps: 13/40. Plus like 987 FEET OF SNOW, YO.
How am I feeling? Hungry. The hungry feeling has returned. Perhaps I have a tapeworm.
Beer of the week: This is so stupid. Since I was STILL stuck home, no new beers were obtained. RUDE.