Oh yeah, now I remember why I don’t run outside in the winter, or should I say, why I used to not run outside in the winter. We get a freaking lot of snow!!!!!  Bill and I are not even sure yet as to how much we’ve gotten but it’s been snowing for the last 9 hours or so, straight and it’s not supposed to stop, we think, until at least midnight.

Last year we got a snowstorm that was bad like this, that hit during the middle of the day. Tons of schools and workplaces let people out early, all at the same time. What does that do? Create gridlock, and lots and lots of it.  I left work much later that night, at 5. It took me an hour and a half to get home, about 18-20 miles. Bill took off from work that day around 1 or so. he only got home about 6 or 6:30. People were abandoning their cars on the side of the road, in the middle of the highway.  It was, as we say “a crime scene with yellow caution tape all over the place.”

I’ve got some pictures for you – I will take more tomorrow in the daylight.

our neighor's all lit up house

our neighor's all lit up house

Tomorrow I am sure the snow will be even higher! So yeah,I have already decided that I will not be running with The Ladies tomorrow. Some of them are going to wait until the morning to make a last minute judgment call. I can only imagine how dangerous that could be to run on the roads, and also on the sidewalks!  Although the treadmill is boring there’s a reason that they exist.

I can’t believe that we’re supposed to get another storm on Sunday or Monday!

All of this, and my 32 North Stabilicers just arrived in the mail today!

image from 32 North

image from 32 North

I’ll let all of you know how they work out.

And if you’re also getting snow and attempt to run this weekend, stay safe!

I think  I might just categorize this post under “training workout” because I think tonight’s shoveling (our snowblower is not working properly, great time to find out, right?) was a nice workout of its own.