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Blizzardly Blunder

Saturday, March 09, 2013

So - this was today's forecast. Add to this a "feels like" temperature of 16 - thanks to the cold north wind. Today is "long run" day, so rather than trudge out 10 REALLY long miles on the dreadmill, I thought, "What's a little snow gonna hurt!? I'll go for a nice long walk, maybe come across some nice wintry photo opps, shave off a few miles..." My son was nice enough to drop me off at a trail head a few miles away; and immediately upon exiting the car, I realized that this was NOT gonna be the leisurely stroll I had in mind. Turns out, traipsing 3 miles back north, in about a foot of snow, with 30mph winds pelting ice shards in one's face, is NOT a good idea! Who knew!? With about one mile to go, with my face red and stinging, my legs numb from the relentless wind and snow penetrating my pants, my coat completely saturated and quite heavy; I hear the clippetyclop cadence of someone's shoes hitting the pavement behind me. And for a fleeting moment I thought to myself, "Now who in the world would be foolish enough to be out here in this blizzard trying to run???!" Ahem.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DRPOOH63 3/10/2013 8:48PM

    Congrats on getting out there despite the weather. Honestly I think it was a timing thing because it did get better later in the day.

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63KEEPONGOING 3/10/2013 7:57PM

  The snow sounds pretty, but I am ready for spring. It was an unbelievable 74 today.

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JANTWO 3/10/2013 12:41AM

    Oh that is so cold!!!! emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 3/10/2013 12:33AM

    My husband would be jealous. He LOVES the snow, but we don't get that much here in TX. Hope spring will come for you soon! emoticon

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JO88BAKO 3/9/2013 9:09PM

    Oh yikes! Hope spring comes soon for you!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 3/9/2013 8:51PM

    So sorry about your weather....I am enjoying 60 degree weather but by next weekend it might be close to 90....a little too early to get this AZ.

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