Stir Crazy!!!

I love the holidays.  I enjoy relaxing, opening and giving presents, taking extra time off work, etc…  Being lazy, sleeping in…. Ahhh…  For maybe 2 days.  Then I feel like I’m going bonkers.  We’ve had some rough weather here lately.  Not just winds but snow and the conditions got very icy.  Too icy to run or to drive to meet my team.  Ridiculously gross.  We have a 4 wheel drive truck and that’s the only vehicle that drove anywhere and only when necessary.  By this morning (actually last night but I tried to ride it out) I couldn’t take it anymore.  At 9 am I laced up my trail shoes, stuffed myself like a sausage into my new CW-X compression tights and took off for 6 miles.  It was exhausting to run through days of fallen, melted, fallen, windblown, fallen snow – more difficult than trails.  I elected to leave my heart rate monitor at home, but I can guarantee I was in zone 3-4 but my speed was barely a zone 2.  I needed that cold, hard, icy run.  There were many times my footprints were the first to break the pristine landscape.  32*, 6 mph winds, sunny and clear out.  Heaven.  Except for the cars on the main drag not slowing down or pulling over a little – even though I was on the sidewalk.  Why yes, thank you for pelting me with dirty slush!!  Well, you can’t have everything!!

Kalley was outside playing with the kids and she did what I want her to do.  She stuck with me, got right at my side in the perfect "heel" position and started off on an adventure.  Unfortunately, she's not quite ready for that at 13 weeks so I had to bring her back.

Kalley was outside playing with the kids and she did what I want her to do. She stuck with me, got right at my side in the perfect “heel” position and started off on an adventure. Unfortunately, she’s not quite ready for that at 13 weeks so I had to bring her back.

Surrounded by beautiufl!!!

Surrounded by beautiufl!!!

I'm like a black and pink ninja!!!

I’m like a black and pink ninja!!!

My new compression tights match my trail shoes....  Epic!!

My new compression tights match my trail shoes…. Epic!!

PEEK-A-BOO!!!

PEEK-A-BOO!!!

"But I want to go!!!  I promise to be good!  I love the snow!!"

“But I want to go!!! I promise to be good! I love the snow!!”

0 thoughts on “Stir Crazy!!!”

  1. funny, you know you look like you have alot of room to roam/run. that puppy seems to be getting cutier everyday.nice that the snow is not deep, we took the dogs hiking today and I jogged practically the whole trial (not by choice my dog has a harness and wouldn’t let me walk neither did the snow)lol what a workout, needed it getting a bit of cabin fever.

    1. We do have a lot of room to roam. I love that. Being in a city with so many trails around us is awesome!! The snow is an incredible workout – yesterday was so much more difficult than I had anticipated!!

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