I know that many of us are getting really fed up with winter at this point. Last week I tried to avoid complaining about the weather, but this week I’m just gonna go with it. Kind of an extension of this post about why I don’t like the cold weather and my previous thinking out loud post with winter complaints. these are just some thoughts why I am REALLY over winter at this point! (Not in any sort of organized, structured manner, just this weeks thoughts, unfiltered).
I feel like I can’t really complain too much about snow because in general we haven’t had that much this year, especially compared to other areas. We will get an inch or two here or there, but it’s then followed by a deep freeze. So that little bit of snow sticks around for days or weeks.
Last weekend’s snow caused the biggest mess so far. The area where I park has mounds of snow everywhere. I feel like every time I try to climb into my car I am getting a cross-training workout.
Once I actually get into my car then I need to cross my fingers that it actually starts. It doesn’t sounds like my car enjoys being in single-digit temps. I can relate.
Then I sit there shivering while I wait for it to warm up. This means I need to leave super early if I am trying to go to a morning workout.
We have had so many 2 hour delays at my school this year that it feels like the norm lately. Even when there is no reason for another delay I still find myself checking my E-mail each morning, just in case.
I have pretty much given up on running outside during the week. It’s just been too icy in the morning and not worth the risk since I am focusing on recovering anyway. This isn’t a bad thing, but it certainly doesn’t help with staying motivated.
My Uggs have become my snow boots. I probably should have invested in real snow boots months ago. And maybe I shouldn’t have done snow warriors in them last weekend…
I keep thinking “Is February over yet?” as if that will suddenly bring the warm weather. I know that turning the calendar to March won’t change things, but it’s a step in the right direction….
I’m just hoping that we don’t get a mid-March snowstorm that interferes with the Rock N Roll USA half! I mean, it’s not like I’m well-trained or anything, but still. Races are fun.
Thanks for Amanda for giving me a chance to “Think Out Loud” and thanks to all of you for “listening”! Don’t worry, I will have a more positive post up tomorrow:)
What are you winter complaints?
If you are living somewhere warm, when can I come visit?