Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yes..snow ...again....on....both...Saturday..and..Sunday

Heading out on the first mile.  Snow is fresh
and pretty because we got 10 more inches :(


I am all done with winter.  I will give it - reluctantly -until the end of February and then it needs to end.  We had about 10 inches of snow on Friday.  The roads were plowed on Saturday but T and I stuck to the back roads away from the traffic.  We went 5 miles. This was my first time out since being sick.  I was slow and my side hurt a little.  But it felt good to be out even if it was a lot of effort to go that distance.  I had originally thought I might do the tempo I missed.  Well no that wasn't going to happen.



Today when I got up I looked out the window and once again - it was snowing.  Good thing I left the Yak Trax on my shoes.  We did the "backwards two" miles first on the back roads and then headed out to the "main" road.  We went 9, felt like 19!  My side hurt more probably because I did a fair amount of stuff yesterday which included  a lot of lifting.  I am not doing all my stretches yet as some just hurt too much.  I just don't have all my oomph back.  I hope it returns by the end of the week.
Do you think these guys are sick of winter
too or indifferent?


These were taken today when the snow was so 
fresh it was still falling.




I spent a lot of the last few days working on my teaching relicensing.  I had two binders to fill with various documents and plans and goals etc.  It used to be we just wrote a check and took the right courses.  We still write the check( bigger), take the courses plus all this additional work. It changes every time I have to do it so you don't even know what to expect.  One of my friends on FB that teaches in another state read my moanings about how I was spending my days. She writes a much smaller check and fills out a simple form. What do other teachers do in their states?

I tried reading She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb and just can't get into it.  Should I try longer?  It is just so depressing.  I am now reading a historical romance  enlightening novel by Rosalind Laker.  It should be a good read.  And Lost Season 2 continues!

I have edited my races to include the St. Patrick's Day 8K I will be doing in DC!  Yeah!  Will anyone be there? I know Dash will be. :)  It will be my 4th race, two in New York, one in New Hampshire and one in DC.  No, I don't travel for races.
One more shot

34 comments:

LookingUpAgain said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm with you on the winter thing.....it needs to end. We've entered the constant freezing rain end of it :( Boo!

HappyTrails said...

Looks great - we're glad you're getting all of it :-) The draft horses look like they could live without it as well. Are those yours? Have a great week!

Christina said...

I just got my teacher's license in 2009, even though I am not a teacher but a speech-language pathologist. I didn't have any hours then, so I didn't need to do all that continuing ed. hours. I just wrote a check, send in my speech-pathology state license and all that good stuff.

I love that snow. It is in the 60s here and I absolutely detest it.
I am secretly praying for snow or ice or a major cold front. And I don't pray ... I usually cross fingers. So that will tell u how much I want it to be cold.

Marlene said...

It's been years since I read She's Come Undone, but I do remember that it was quite depressing!

We got two days of snow here too. NO MORE PLEEEEEEEASE!

Tanya Patrice said...

Oh my - you're really making me appreciate the light dusting of snow that we got! Keep at She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb) - I LOVE that book, although I do agree that it's depressing ... and it doesn't end anytime soon.

Darlene said...

Never thought I hear you say you're sick on winter. I read that book a while back & remember liking it. in NYS once I got my permanent certification, I didn't have to do a thing.

MCM Mama said...

I'd lose my mind with that much snow.

Unfortunately, I'll be running on the other side of the river that weekend. ;o) Have a great race!

Kandi said...

Thank you for sharing some of Vermont with us! It's beautiful. Hope it stops snowing for you guys soon.
I have too much going on the weekend of the St. Patrick's Day 8k but hope you have a good time. Have fun.

Pat said...

I hope that pain goes away soon. If not, maybe you should have it checked out. While the snow looks beautful, I'm with you. I'm so ready for winter to be over. Good luck on your St. Patrick's Day 8k.

Jill said...

I think I'd have slit my wrists by now with that much snow....but I can't believe I haven't done that yet with my heel :). The horse picture are really beautiful, though - wow!!

Kate said...

Oh, your pictures are beautiful! Way to log some miles in all that snow. I'm with you. Goodbye, winter!!

Stick with She's Come Undone. Like somebody else said, it's worth it in the end...but yeah, it's a difficult read.

In Illinois, we have a few different alternatives. I'm going with CPDU's, which I've comepletely slacked on this past, um, five years and am now in a big rush to be able to get them in by June. Why do I do this to myself?

Katie A. said...

I know you're tired of the snow, but us crazy California Bay Area peeps got wicked excited when there was a chance of snow here! Sadly, it didn't stick :(
Give Wally another chance, it is depressing, but its so worth getting through!
Have a great week!

Average A said...

Those are some gorgeous pictures, and here's to hoping that it won't snow at all in March! I'm ready for you to be done with winter, too! We were supposed to get some snow in SF this weekend and I got really excited! However, NOTHING showed up.

My dad is a teacher in Wisconsin -- poor soul, right about now :( -- but I have no idea what his relicensing requires.

Ah Ah Alaska said...

I loved "She's Come Undone," isn't some of it written up in your neck of the woods? (I do remmeber that the man character kills her only friend's fish with bleach--that image still haunts me.)
Glad you got your runs in. We've gotten almost no snow this year, just a heck of a lot of ice. Snow is SO much better to run with than ice. YakTrax rock!!

Ewa said...

I get excited about snow but I am the one visiting snow and not the other way around so even though we got snowed in for one day, I thought it was fun.
I think those horses are resigned to their fate. They look like they could use some fresh, green grass.
I find it idiotic that licensing teachers requires so much paperwork. What a waste of time and paper.

Fran said...

I'm totally with you on this Winter thing. Tomorrow it's March and for me that's the moment when I say: okay enough of it, bring Spring. I hope Spring will get tot the both of us soon.

Char said...

My attitude to books is that life is too short and there are too many good books o0ut there to persist with a bad one - unless you have paid for the book yourself and it's cost a lot of money.

Amy said...

Ugh! We are sick of winter too! But I do admire you you getting out there, even when you are just getting over being sick. Hang in there, spring is on its way...

Jennifer said...

I don't know how you do it. I would go crazy, Love your attitude!

middleagedrunner said...

Here in Maine we literally couldn't be more sick of winter. SHAME on all of us for living in the Northeast! Beautiful pics though- I think I'd appricite them more if I was someplace warm with nice, dry, non icy roads to run on...

Suzy said...

We got a lot more snow than expected here. It is nice that you had a plowed road to run on...not so here.

Liz said...

You know, it's tha last day of February today, so good luck with that end of winter thing! Lucky for me, we have sun here now, although it's still quite cold.

Jenn said...

I'm so sick of snow and cold weather too. Usually by the end of February we get temps creeping into the 20's during the day and not too many real dumpings of snow. Was -25 this weekend up here. Good thing I was traveling and managed to run in a balmy 4 degrees! Glad you were able to get out there! Keep recovering!!

Congrats on the races!! I've never run an 8K! I've read "She's Come Undone". It is somewhat depressing. I can't remember if I had trouble getting into it but I finished it:)

Laura said...

I went out to my car yesterday and was shocked when I saw how much snow we had for yet another long run.
Of course this morning it is 'warm' and raining..I'd take that over snow any day.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Your run might have been a challenge, but you better bet it was still good for you!

Molly said...

I just laughed out loud when you wrote how you're done with winter. so am I.

Hang in there with She's come undone. The only one of his books that I didn't like was his latest, about Columbine. There seriously was no point to it.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Great snow pics, but I hope, for your sake, that it melts soon!

Meg said...

I think you're done with snow!

We just write a check and fill out a few forms on line and it's DONE. I don't need any more paperwork!

Finally, I giggled about your absent student. I get it, 100%.

Amber @ Betty Meets Jane said...

how pretty are those horses!

Christi said...

Please let winter end. I often wonder about animal as well. Do they get the winter blues?

April said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures! They look like postcards. Hopefully the warm weather is on it's way!

Dash said...

I will be there!!! I can't wait to meet you in person! :) I'm sure your oomph is still recovering from being so sick, you'll be back in full swing soon. Those pics, as usual, are fantastic!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

the pictures are amazing, but I can see how you might be getting tired of running in all that :)

Alisa said...

winter wonderland continues into march, eh? I know you're probably over it but I love all your pictures and since we rarely get snow here I love it when we do.