Friday, February 20, 2009

Duped. But OK with it.

Yesterday was one of those days that seemed too good to be true. And was.

Great mommy stuff in the morning: A fun visit to the State Museum with my son and some friends and a yummy lunch at Subway, which is about as good as it gets when you're toting around a 20-month old. It sure beats reheating leftovers, anyway.

The toddler went right down for a nap when I got home and I went right to work. As a nice little treat (for me, not him), my husband was home for the day because he has a cold. Or flu. Something.

This meant I could get outside for an afternoon run. Yay for sick days!

It was all coming together: I had a fun morning, a productive afternoon and even got hired for a new project. By late afternoon I was ready to go. I dressed appropriately for the 37-ish degree weather and off I went. About 50 feet into my run I saw the first snowflake. Crud. By 75 feet in (don't quote me on that, I'm Garmin-less so I'm just going by feel here) it was full-on snowing. I'd like to say it was a snow squall but I'm not entirely sure what that means so let's just say it was snowing really hard. And it was windy. So windy, in fact, that the snow was blowing right into my ears. On both sides!

The good thing about this snow is that I didn't know it was coming so I still went for my run. Had the snow started before I left the house, I would not have run. As anyone who has read this blog more than once knows, I'm a cold weather wimp. Yesterday, though, I toughed it out. And felt so very hard core.

Still, I felt a little duped.

No worries. Today is Friday (happy Friday, everyone!) and we're heading to Long Island for the weekend. I may or may not get a run in while I'm down there. I'm bringing my gear, just in case.

Have a great weekend!

~ Felice

14 comments:

Melanie said...

i'm so tired of winter. ugh. Have a great weekend!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Well there you go. Running in the snow wasn't so bad afterall, now was it?

RunToFinish said...

have a fun weekend and love the attitude!!

Roisin said...

I'll be getting a snowy run tomorrow, so I feel ya :(

joyRuN said...

Go on with your hard core self!!

Have a great weekend & safe travels :)

Chic Runner said...

have a great weekend, and way to get out there even in the snow! that's amazing!:)

aron said...

you are very awesome for running in the snow!!! have a great weekend :)

Denise said...

I love running in the snow. Seems so much more peaceful for some reason.

Have a good wknd.

Marlene said...

Eww, snow in the ears does not sound pleasant! Way to suck it up.

Have a nice time in L(at? on?) I!

J said...

Ahh I hate the snow and wind!! Good thing you got out there in time! Have a good weekend!

lindsay said...

how cool to run in the snow! i'm from the south though and we never see snow, so of course i'm gonna think it's cool. you're probably cursing me right now:) way to stick it out. have a great weekend!

X-Country2 said...

Yay for getting hired for a new job.

Have a great get-away this weekend.

I Run for Fun said...

Congrats on the new project. I'm ready for spring too. But way to go on toughing it out!

Diana said...

You are hard core for running in the snow! Great job.

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