When I first signed up to run RnR New Orleans, I thought I would be able to complete a majority of my runs without any snow issues. At least until the end of November or beginning of January. However, last week we got dumped on with snow. So I said”F*$% snow! I’m still doing my long run outside no matter what.” It was “only” 16 miles so I didn’t think it would be that bad. I dug out my YakTraks and bundled up with layers of clothes, 2 pairs of gloves and 2 sets of ear warmers and headed out for a run.
After 2 miles I was soaked up to my knees! Apparently the snow we have is very wet. I also was getting shin and ankle problems from trying to stabilize my feet the the snow. At mile 2.5 I decided to go home and run on the treadmill. It just wasn’t worth running a super slow pace, being freezing cold and causing myself injury just to “brave the snow”. Sometimes it is just dumb to run outside.
I finished my 16 miler on the treadmill and discovered a new show to watch, Reign! It’s a show on the CW and I am completely hooked. It’s also an awesome distraction while running on the treadmill.
Besides running on the treadmill and watching Reign, it’s Potica baking time! I’ve spent the past couple weekends baking with my Mama and sister and we’ll continue baking through both the upcoming holidays. Baking Poticas is one of my favorite family traditions.
What are you enjoying about the seasons right now? Anyone have Christmas decorations up yet?