Monday, December 27, 2010

On the Road Again

OK...If anyone saw some crazy woman walking down Maner Road with her pajama pants hanging out from under her jogging pants(technically, not literally jogging anywhere) with her husband's black toboggan pulled down over her ears, that would have been me. The temperature at the time of my outing was 36 degrees but felt like minus 13 with the wind blowing. The one consolation was that only one side of my face was freezing on the way and the other side didn't freeze until the return trip.

This is my second day in a row. Yippee for me!!! I decided to start my New Years resolution a few days early. It kinda haunted me to get out there. I got inspired at Omega Sports buying new shoes for Liz for Christmas. All those shoes and socks and sweat pants just did it to me. Whatever it takes, I guess. Anyway, if my calculations are correct, and I am not a math teacher, I have 341 days to prepare for the Jingle Bell Run, if it is held on it's typical first Saturday in December of 2011. That's a long time, right? 341 days.....I CAN DO THIS.

The day of the run this year, I woke up feeling so sad and disappointed. I should have been there. I could have been there. Next year I would be there. I also want to run in the NoDaween 5K next October with Liz. In that run you dress in a costume. Liz and I are going as Dee and Dumb. Not saying who will be whom..... Surely if my daughter who had just giving birth a few weeks earlier can do this, so can I.

Aside from the cold yesterday and today, my outings were wonderful. I only went on my 1.5 mile trek. It was so nice to walk around and see the snow and feel the cold and hear the peace. It is always peaceful when it snows. Sunday morning I enjoyed sitting out on the back porch in the cold just watching the snow fall and listening to the quiet. In the words of a friend of mine, Kate, God had painted a beautiful scene in my own back yard.

I do need to purchase some of the little black long things(well, not really little) but those things you wear under your pants to keep you legs warm. My PJs didn't work too well; my legs are chapped.

I did run a short distance on the way back down Maner Road. A very sort distance, but I did run. I am so excited. I just hope I can stay inspired with this terribly cold weather.

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