“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Arctic Blast=I'm a big baby

Let me start by saying I live in Alabama which is supposed to mean that I can run outside year long with no problems except a little rain.  The coldest it usually gets is 32 with a light dusting of snow maybe once a year. Yesterday it was 12 degrees! I went across the street  at lunch to the track with my normal winter gear prepared to do 5 miles. I had to quit. I NEVER quit!! I thought my face was going to fall off. Literally!  Thank God I brought my gloves! Otherwise, I wouldn't have had anything to wipe the tears and snot that were being forces out of my face by the blustery wind!(Sexy, I know.)  So today I am prepared! I drove straight to Academy Sports after my measly 2 miler and stocked up on some serious warm gear starting with a face mask!!  This "artic blast" as the weatherman calls it, is only supposed to last a week, but I have to run!  The half-marathon is in 11 days! Tomorrow the whole state will probably be closed down. We are supposed to have 1-2 inches of snow(yes I said inches).  That's how they roll in AL!  Coming from Chicago, it seemed so strange to me to close everything down for such a small amount of snow. That is until I saw how CRAZY these people drive in snow! They freak out! Seriously!Ha!  My boys are so excited about the snow. Today was their first day back to school after Christmas break and after today they will have the rest of the week off!
I can remember one time when I was in 7th grade and living in Chicago, it snowed about a foot and a half over night.  My brother and I thought school would be canceled, so that's what we told my mom. She believed us. Well, the school called around 10am wondering where we were and my mom told them she wasn't taking us to school today because there was too much snow on the ground.  So, the school sent the short bus to come pick us up!! We were mortified!! They hardly ever canceled school because of the snow! Down here, they cancel school if it rains too hard!
Anyway, this is my tangent post.  I'm supposed to be posting my Emotional and Spiritual goals and accomplishments, and I will.....later this afternoon....



5 comments:

Melissa said...

Louisiana here and I totally hear you.
It "snowed" Monday. Nothing stuck, just some little flurries, and the school board office was innundated with calls wanting to know if school was cancelled. Crazy!!

TMB said...

That is cold. I quit on my run on Sunday because I lost the ability to move my mouth when I was talking.

Good luck on the upcoming half!

Christina said...

In Arizona people drive crazy if it rains. Granted the roads get slick and we only have to drive in rain 3 times a year. I can't imagine having to drive in the snow.

Christina said...

I just saw your running the R&R on the 17th. When are getting into Phoenix?

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

It's real cold in NY Too!!!! Good luck with the training, my first half marathon is in March, hopefully it will be a tad warmer than now!

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