The line between dedication and crazy is a very thin one.
Friday was a rest day. Hooray for rest days! This morning, however, I awoke to nearly 19″ of snow on the ground with it still coming down an inch an hour. Wha?? I thought I moved south! After spending 30 minutes shoveling out the driveway (because, you know we couldn’t have the snowblower fixed in time) Perry and I came into the house thinking we were done. An hour later both he and I were pinging off the walls and we both desperately needed to go for a run. One tiny problem. While the main road was plowed my road was not. What was a girl to do?
Yes, I spent 30 minutes and shoveled nearly 300′ just to get out to the main road. I truly have gone off the deep end. Dedicated? Crazy? Meh, a little of both??
After I was done I raced inside to put my running clothes before the wind and snow picked up again. In feels like 11 degree weather this is what I wound up putting on;
- Bergan’s Baselayer
- Under Armour 1/2 Zip
- Rehoboth Beach Running Company Tech Long Sleeve
- Bergan’s Jacket
This doesn’t take into account the hat, mittens, and my ColdAvenger, every asthmatic winter best friend.
What I did the other day, which I think is GENIUS, I treated my Lone Peaks with Nikwax waterproofing. It works like a dream. I’m still getting the NeoShells (they should be here Monday, fingers crossed). In the meantime, I was able to get out (with my gaiters on) and get some running in still managing to keep my feet dry.
I kept it short only 1.75 miles due to the low visibility conditions. We had to run on the main road and with a few plows and medical personnel out on the road I didn’t want us getting hit. Although, how you could have missed us in bright pink and orange is beyond me. We returned to the house. I took a well deserved Epsom Salt bath and promptly inhaled a Udi’s Pizza. With the extra 600+ calories I burned today I earned every single bite of that sucker. Plus I’m confident with the amount of snow coming down I will be earning more calories later today. Sigh. When will it be spring??