I woke up at 4:45am today. Not because I wanted to, but because the school system texted: Schools closed. There may have been a few curse words uttered in response. I had expected a delay, but it never crossed my mind that they would close. (Turns out, it wasn’t a bad call – I saw a dude wipe out on a sidewalk that was in full sun an hour after the kids would have gone with a delay.) Solid ice was still coating everything when I got up two hours later than I normally would.
But I have 17 miles to run today. Umm, yeah.
This is where I’m extremely thankful that my kids are older and my husband works from home. I’m heading out in just a few minutes with only two goals: finish all 17 miles and not fall on my ass. Luckily, things seem to be melting, so I have a good chance of staying upright.
We had a busy weekend with a Dr. Seuss book swap at the school (my big volunteer activity each year), a school auction (where I spent a crazy amount of money so my kid could eat pizza with his teacher LOL), and a day of nothing but ice yesterday. One would think I would have gotten a lot done yesterday, but in reality, the gray, icky day resulted in me spending most of the day on the couch with a book. Fun, but not productive. Notice that very little running occurred. Hopefully today I’ll get back on my training program.
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