Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

Beating the Winter Blues

The universe must have heard my plea and gave me snow today!  20160115075844.jpg

I don’t think there is anything better then a dusting of white after a long spell of cold with no snow.

What do you do when your stroller won’t work with side walks that are used to dump snow on from the road?

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First you bundle everyone up!

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Can you guess which child is which? ๐Ÿ˜‰  and Yes, Yes I am wearing a “fur” lined bomber hat…you would too if you wanted to remain active outdoors in a place that tends to get cold

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That’s right! I loaded my two up and away we went.  I got quite a few “sled dog” comments on our walk today…I don’t really mind the snarky replies…I’m outdoors, enjoying falling snow, with two of the greatest little people I could imagine spending my days with….so keep the comments coming!

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This, by the way, is our “sidewalk”…it’s the sheet of white next to the road that is shin deep and making it difficult to pull two up the hill….needless to say Bodhi had to abandon ship and walk up the hill….rough life….I know.

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By the way…him and I need to work on the whining thing…that boy is one tough cookie…but his whine factor and ability to make something completely miserable is an art form….I think he would make a great interrogator one day for the CIA.

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walk done! ready for an indoor weekend, (thanks to expected temps of up to -40!).  Painting supplies and legos are out and ready for action!

Exciting news! I registered for another race! I have 3 now on the schedule.   My coach was hoping I could get in a half marathon before Boston to gage where I’m at.  Needless to say, I couldn’t find anything near by that didn’t start with “hypothermic half” or “half as fast half”!

I searched my heart out trying to find any half marathon anywhere that would give me fast results and a boost of confidence.  After much disappointment, and too many expensive airfare that kept me from even thinking about registering, I went for the less then optimal option….

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Half Fast Half Marathon, MN!

This was their overview!

Overview

Running. Outside. February. Minnesota?! You betcha dontcha know!

If youโ€™ve ever wanted the opportunity (or maybe even the “excuse”) to include those words in a single sentence – whether bragging to your friends, or…well, letโ€™s just face it, is there any other reason to bring this up besides showing a little swagger? Hereโ€™s your chance!

…..http://www.halfmarathons.net/minnesota-half-fast-half-marathon-quarter-marathon-5k/

I figure I have been putting the miles in outdoors in the cold…so why not?!

I am not planning on PR’ing or anything crazy like that! just trying to get more comfortable with racing period….I really haven’t done a lot of racing yet.  The more experience the better!

I will be continuing to lay “Debbie Downer” to rest and start to perk up again! I really do love winter…must keep telling myself that! (it would be so much better if we had a ski hill closer by or trails for x-contry skiing….hmmmm…wonder where Bodhi gets his whining from? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

 

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