Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Snow, Round 462

After the first warm days of the year, I always expect it to be continuously warm. This, of course, never happens and it always is cold again and I'm always disappointed. You would think I would learn after 17 years in Chicago, but one can always hope, right?? Anyway, it was raining/misting this morning when I went for my run, and I just looked out my window, and it's SNOWING. I can't say I'm surprised since it snowed in May last year (last year was a TERRIBLE winter...even by Chicago standards. Not that this year is much better. Anyway.), but part of me always hopes that winter will bow out early. I don't think it's cold enough for the snow to stick, but I still see the flurries.

Sometimes I wonder why I didn't push my boyfriend to consider Stanford with a little more interest. Sunny California instead of smelly Jersey? What was I thinking? (No offense to Jersey...I don't actually think it smells!)

Moving on...I got up to run before work this morning, mainly because I'm too lazy to shower both before AND after work, so if I run before work, that's only one shower! Fantastic.

Wednesday, February 18th
3.06 miles in 25:52, avg pace of 8:27

I was up and out the door within ten minutes, which is probably why my legs were like "Whoa! Susan! Do you really think this is a good idea?" Luckily, after about 1-1.5 miles, my legs woke up and remembered how to put themselves one in front of the other, which I consider handy while running.

Work was fairly uneventful...I was hosting, which isn't my favorite (less $$$!!!), but when we're slow we just stand around and talk so I can't complain too much. One of the managers said something about me getting my exercise at work, and I was like "Oh don't worry, I ran before I came in this morning." And she replied, "Oh yeah? How far did you run?" Me, "Only three." Because to me, three miles isn't far at all, but I forget that some people think that running one mile is a journey. What different minds we runners have!

Finally, go check out Caitlin's blog, Healthy Tipping Point, for a fantastic Road ID giveaway! Even if you have a Road ID, you should check out the blog anyway since it's an awesome read!

1 comment:

  1. Another bonus - California's nurse staffing ratios are GREAT.