Posts Tagged by pellet stove
|February 9, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under Miscellaneous|
When I usually think of Nemo, I think of this little guy:
Last night, winter storm Nemo dropped over 30 inches of snow on the Connecticut shoreline and we woke up to a winter wonderland. We also found ourselves completely snowed in and facing the daunting task of digging out!
B and I bundled up and began the dig out around 10:30 am. It was quite the undertaking…
The snow had just stopped, but the wind was killer! It made shoveling difficult because everything you would do would just blow back in your face! Plus the snow was thick, wet and heavy…the worst conditions for shoveling. But I did have time for a little fun 🙂
We pulled out the snow blower for this one, but the snow was so deep that it was having difficulty cutting through it. We had to do a combo of shoveling to break up the snow then snow blowing to get rid of it.
I lasted about 2 hours out there. We were able to make good headway down the pathway to the driveway, around the cars and out to the sidewalk. It was quite the workout! I’m so thankful for CrossFit today 🙂
B continued on to clean the sidewalk with the snowblower and I went inside to make some adult hot chocolate and heat up leftover chocolate chili. It’s a chocolate kind of day. And yes, I said chocolate chili…look for the recipe in an upcoming Friday Feast 🙂
So Nemo sure found us…with a vengeance We’re still snowed in since the plows haven’t come by yet, but I’m fine with that. I have my cats and the pellet stove to keep me cozy and warm!
Did Nemo find you? How did you make out in the storm?
|October 13, 2012||Posted by Running at Disney under Training|
It was chilly in the Northeast today! We kicked on the pellet stove and commenced winter hibernation this morning.
It got to about 50 degrees by 1 pm, so I decided it was a good time to head out for a run. My goal was to try for 10 miles, but I wasn’t sure how I’d do since I haven’t done much running since the Tower of Terror 10-Miler. Once I got out into the cool air, I knew I’d have no problem hitting that distance. As much as I don’t enjoy the winters here in the Northeast, it makes for really good training weather! Here’s a quick photo recap of my run…
I got the full 10 miles in and then some! I even cut 8:30 off of my Tower of Terror 10-Miler time from 2 weeks ago! It’s amazing what cooler temperatures and no humidity will do for you. I had some shin splint issues in the beginning and tight calves towards the end, but overall I felt really strong and was super happy with my performance.
So how do I celebrate a 10 mile training run?? With Mexican food of course!
Did you get a long run in this Saturday? How did it go?