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View from the back porch, before we took the massive icicles down there.

The poor grill. It’s probably iced shut, along with the two plus feet of snow on it.

Yes, snow, in Ohio, in February, what a surprise. I think what is wearing upon us all is the longevity of this snow. We had a short break, in late January, of a new nice days. (This meant temperature in the high 30’s or so.) Then the snows began. I think it really is driving runners buggy. A friend posted on her Facebook account: “Is anyone getting any decent training in?”

I am really really glad I have my treadmill. I don’t have to travel to a gym to stand in line; I run in shorts and a running bra; I watch bad reality TV for the most part.
I have been outside for runs, as this blog attests. Sunday’s long run, around the block was cut short due to wardrobe malfunctions. Indeed, the old quote, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices” held true. The temperature was around 30 F, and overcast. I went out in tights, one long sleeved shirt, and a short sleeved shirt over that-this has been my typical garb. I discovered when the wind is blowing, and you are up on the ridge line, you get cold mighty fast.
It was strange though, the most uncomfortable part of me was my upper arms. I kept thinking about my bright yellow windbreaker-very very light material, yet I left it hanging on the door knob at home. My, that would have been a nice improvement out there!

We found it just as hard to sled with this trio of dogs as the original trio of dogs. The Shepherd did get run over by me, at the bottom of the hill, and we called it a day after two runs.

I decided to just run my neighborhood 6.4 loop-inside, on the treadmill today. The wind chill was much less, and it was surprisingly warm for my run.

I’m not referring to the tread as the “dreadmill” this winter. I’m calling it my training tool. Without it, I would be a whiny, sad, (fatter!) runner. It’s allowing me to get my training in. It’s helping with mental toughness too. While I won’t say I ♥ my treadmill, I’ve become much more appreciative of it this winter.
And in the summer time, it functions quite nicely to air dry your running clothes.

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