I knew there was a storm predicted for the Northeast but we weren't supposed to get really hit. So this morning when the phone rang I expected it to be my husband. Well I was shocked when it was our automatic system for canceling school. Half the fun of a snow day is the anticipation, the chatter, the excitement, wearing your pjs backward so it will happen! But this one..........who knew? I have to say I didn't really want a snow day. My plans are all made - now they need to be redone, Wednesday is my easy day, I had some meetings I didn't want to miss (and others - well Woot Woot over missing those) and of course when we have snow days the year goes longer! But no one asked me and yes the roads did get bad so I decided to just relax and enjoy it.
And I have done just that!
First it was a chance to go back to bed with the paper and a cup of coffee. Read the paper, talk on the phone, go on line, snuggle with the cats. All good things. Then I got dressed and headed out for one of those snowy runs that I LOVE! It was 13 degrees and snowing fairly hard. I traded the usual headband for a hat, wore 3 layers on top and wore my new Lulu pants I got for Christmas from Emily. I knew I liked these pants but now I am completely in love. They were all I needed. They are warm and super cozy! Love them!
Had to use the Yak Trax on my run
this is when I was just starting.
This is the road I ran on - visibility wasn't great.
The snow was like running on soft sand. It wasn't plowed for the most part. I can't even begin to tell you how long this run took me. I took my camera to take some pictures. Eventually I stopped turning off the timer as it was too much of a pain. I would get out of the way of "traffic" too. It wasn't too cold or windy so that helped. I didn't see anyone else on foot.
Darlene has chosen the socks she wants from my giveaway so today I repeated the same process as last time and selected winner number two. It is Jamie from Running and Some Sauce on Top.
Last I want to link this awesome video. This is an older couple who races a lot in my area. They are very inspiring and if you watch the video you will see they are ever so sweet together. Enjoy!