So Mid-Atlantic friends…how’d you do this weekend?
It was unreal over here. Just before it started we were forecasted for 2 feet and ended up with about 30″ at my house. Looking outside at my little red car as it became more and more overwhelmed by snow was a little depressing. I tried to clean it off several times on Saturday and as I’m sure you can imagine that was mostly pointless.
The problem with this much snow and living in an apartment is that there’s not really anywhere to pile it up without being a real jerk and further blocking in a neighbor’s car.
In addition to a bunch of fruitless shoveling I did everything I said I was going to do in my post on Friday; although sledding was impossible after Friday night because we just sank into the snow. Yes, I even ran during the blizzard.
Things started off well enough. It was a bit blustery when I turned out of my parking lot, but by the time I got to the top of the hill, I was really pumped up and singing to myself. This was fun!
I only intended to do a mile and then see how I felt after that. My watch beeped and things were going great; I was sailing down the other side of the hill in the middle of the street because obviously there weren’t any cars out on the road. Our government was very specific about everyone staying in their houses. #crazyrunners
Another half mile in and things began to get a little troublesome. The wind was REALLY bad at the base of the hill and snow was blowing directly into my face with a force that was more than little bit painful. I had to stop and turn my back to it a couple times. I started to wonder if this had been such a good idea.
Getting lost and disoriented had seemed like such a far-fetched concept and although I knew where I was at that moment, I could now see why people get lost in blizzards. I wished I had stayed closer to my house.
BUT. I had to get home somehow so I kept going. I ran past a lady who was trying to shovel her front walk and she yelled out, “NOW THAT’S DEDICATION!” Or insanity. Whatever.
My watch beeped mile 2, I saved my run and walk-stumbled the rest of the way back to my house.
I think I got my crazy points for the day and also achieved frozen eyelashes (and frozen rest of my face) for the first time ever!
Yesterday my gym was closed and it was much nicer outside – sunshine and 20 MPH wind gusts as opposed to 60 – so I went for another, longer run to check out how the roads had been treated so far.
Not as bad as I thought (although there is supposed to be a street in that photo at the bottom right). I managed to find 5 miles of road that had been plowed enough for me to run in the middle of. I’m sure we won’t have sidewalks until June.
For the rest of the day I shoveled and managed to get my car out. Today I’m at work and I can barely lift my arms. I guess I can skip BodyPump this week.
Were you affected by Jonas this weekend? How did it go? Did you shovel a lot? Are you still trapped in your house? Did you get a chance to go for a run in it?
I hope everyone had a safe, happy, warm weekend!