February 18th, 2014
I’m blogging now before Dave reminds me that it’s been over a week since I last blogged.
I really hate to do this, but I need to take a minute to complain about the weather. This is a horrible winter, even by Pittsburgh standards! Snow and ice and bitter temps…there is no break! The forecast for this week looked so promising, but we’ve had snow everyday since at least Saturday. Maybe before then. I can’t remember. And I haven’t run outside since last Saturday! Blerg.
But the treadmill runs aren’t entirely the fault of the weather. A big part of it is because of my (wonderful) responsibilities of motherhood. It’s been too cold to run outside with Lucy and too dark/icy to run outside when Dave’s home to watch her. So my options are limited to the treadmill at nap time or treadmill after Lu’s bedtime.
So the treadmill, while hated, is a very valuable possession this year. I managed 16 miles on it on Saturday. But I need to run outside at least a couple times this week. I have a 15 mile “race” on Saturday. Initially it was forecasted to be 60 and sunny and now it’s looking like 45 and rainy. Seriously? I’m losing patience…and I’m usually very patient with winter.
At least Lucy looks cute in the snow!
Ok, well. Thanks for the photo op, winter. Now GO AWAY.