Suffice it say Momma N had some winter wrath to dispel this week, and she did not hold back.
I know, I know...she has spared us plenty of crazy weather, thus far, this typically cold season. We all knew the real winter would eventually be making its arrival, but this grand entrance was quite unnecessary (and, dare I say, ridiculous).
Although things were a bit precarious with (outdoor) running this week, this gave me ample opportunity to embrace all things biking (indoor, that is). Oh, and there were oodles (upon oodles) of hours of shovel time...
Before I share the deets of the crazy week, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
I love hosting this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner)! If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 8:00AM (EST) on Sundays and remains open through noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blog as well...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
Anyways, here's what went down this week, amidst the less-than-stellar circumstances:
By end-of-day, most of the streets were in much better condition. There was another big storm due to hit sometime Thursday evening (seriously???). I had ample daylight after work, so I thought it best to capitalize on the temporary mild weather conditions and run a couple miles. Then I spent another 45 minutes shoveling (trust me, there was still plenty of snow to be dealt with).
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. My go-to accessory for Friday's fashion post? The shovel! I also utilized the concepts of layering, bright colors, and eye protection. Honestly, you gotta have a sense of humor or this insane weather will drive you crazy. We were probably already at 14 inches of the white stuff before all the new "fluff" arrived on the scene, and I'm guessing that amount was easily doubled by the weekend.
This week's weather was so CrAzY! I measured the snow depth on the deck, around noon on Tuesday, and we were just under 10 inches at that point. By end of day, we were over the 12-nch mark. Ugh, and it just didn't end there...
Every winter, I shovel a "business loop" for Max, in the backyard. It's a path through the snow on the deck, and then a small circle on the ground. His short legs just can't navigate the deep snow, LOL. This pic is from Tuesday evening, and now the snow is higher than him.
Ironically, the 100K Step Badge popped up during Tuesday's evening shovel shift. I guess if I'm not getting my steps in from running or walking, at least all the shoveling is counting for something.
So, yeah. Although the running and walking were lacking this week, the daily #OptOutside streak continued, and has been well documented, via my driveway.
Enough about me...how was your week? Did any crazy weather hit your area? Any outdoor fitness action, or did it get too treacherous?