Sunday, November 18, 2007

Snow globes are pretty....

.... living in one is even prettier!

I woke up this morning wanting to do my 5.5 mile memory run for Ryan Shay outdoors (the one I was supposed to do yesterday but wasn't able due to overcoming a leetle hang-over and crampy legs). Yesterday the weather man said it was going to be in the mid-forties. I knew it would be chilly, but not too bad.

When I checked the weather channel this morning, it was 32 degrees, which isn't terribly cold, but it is when you add 15-20 mph wind gusts. Then it feels as if it is only 15-20 degrees outside! So I knew I would be heading to the gym.... to my favorite thrillmill.

While on running, I noticed that it began to snow! not just little while flecks of snow that are barely visible, but the big chunky fluffy one's that disappear when they touch the ground. It was beautiful. I tried taking a pic, but with the wind, the snow moves to fast and it doesn't look pretty in the picture.

This past week of training wasn't too successful, but it was better than nothing. this coming week won't be that great either. I will be at home in Bismarck from Tuesday night until Sunday. That kind of takes away from my spin sessions and swimming. But, I do have a race thursday! As much as I would like to focus on beating my PR again, I would love to be able to just enjoy it and have nice weather. This time of year you never know what you're going to get!

19 comments:

J~mom said...

Oh no..no...Snow globes are NOT pretty. :>P Snow is cold and miserable. :>)

Neese said...

so were you *inside* the snowglobe or outside looking in? :) That's great your ran the 5.5 for Ryan. I've been so caught up emotionally in my own little globe it completely escaped me to do the 5.5 this weekend.

hepsmom said...

I appreciate snow from afar. When we do get it down here, it's the instantaneously evaporating kind. I'm glad you enjoy it, living up there!

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Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I agree 32 deg isn't too bad. But add gusty winds...no thank you!!

Wes said...

but wasn't able due to overcoming a leetle hang-over

LOL! Nothing like a leetle run to help cure that hang over ;-)

Danielle said...

I coined a word for that effect...snowglobesque. Everytime I use it, people know exactly what I mean...I should submit it to Webster's.

Jess. said...

Oh man I can't imagine snow this early in the year....I'm so not a winter person. I think it should snow one day a year so I can look at how pretty it is...and then all instantly disappear ahhaha

akshaye said...

Awesome.. first snow fall! Look fwd to your winter snaps again.. Have a great race Thu

Runner Gal Leana said...

Oh, I understand the wind gusts on the run. It was so windy out yesterday it just zapped so much of my energy. Never even thought about hopping on a dreadmill. Good luck on your race this weekend! I'm still keeping my fingers crosses that the snow holds out at least until I get my 10-20 miler weekend in!

Nicole said...

Oh, it snowed in Chicago last week for a like a minute.
Nice job on the 5.5

Jess said...

I really miss snow at this time of year. It's hard to get in the holiday spirit with palm trees out your window.

But I'll tell you this, I won't miss it in January. Blech.

L*I*S*A said...

It sort of feels like you're in a snowglobe when you can see the flakes dancin' around. Great job on the run, too.

CollegeGirl said...

This weather has been CRAZY! Yesterday my area was 1 degree away from a record high (around 75 degrees) and today it's 65ish. Tomorrow: rain and snow :(

I wish this weather would make up it's mind! Preferrably not snow either.

IronGambit said...

32 is really cold btw... I was in Philadelphia now I am in route to Vegas... Nicer weather :)

Steve Stenzel said...

Gross weather, and stupid thrillmills. Your post made me depressed...

P.O.M. said...

Enjoy your Thursday run...so jealous.

Badgergirl said...

We've had a few flakes here, but mostly we've been stuck in the fog. But! The weathermen are saying possible "significant" snow for Thanksgiving. I'd be happy with that!

Annette said...

Yay! Snow! Since we so rarely get it here, I would have had to run outside and enjoy the flakes. :) Enjoy life in a snowglobe. ;)