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February 2, 2011

Please Stop

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:16

Pretty please with a cherry on top?!

I’m currently curled up right now all snug and, in all honesty, probably being more productive than if I was at work. I was supposed to go in at 1400 for a staff meeting but I emailed my supervisor saying the roads are flooded (which they are) as well as all the work I would be talking about at the meeting.  Since I got the email saying “all set. Don’t come in” at 14:01 (and note: I was still in bed at that point) I’m a happy camper.

I do want to try and get a run in but the roads are pretty flooded / icy right now and the temps are expected to drop soon and that’d be unsafe.  And, given how terrible the traction was yesterday during my quality workout, a bit demoralizing.  By the way: thanks to all your comments saying that I’m not as slow as my run indicated and that running in inclement weather is not conducive to fast paces.  I knew that but it helps to have smart people tell you that you’re right.

I  do have rockclimbing tonight to pull me through working, as me and my friend rescheduled last night because the gym closed early and I don’t see why they’d be closed all day today.  And I have shoveling and de-icing to do.  I figure that if my car is parked in this driveway for as much as it is the least I can do is pitch in.

Oh well.  I hope everyone is safe and warm.  Apparently (and y’all probably know this already because every other word out of anyone’s mouth is this) this storm is covering about 99.4543452% of the country.  Crazy. But in order to make up for the lovely winter check out the giveaway from Marcia. Maybe if I win it’ll make up for this winter dragging on and on and on.

So the rock climbing didn’t happen last night because the gym closed early.  Rescheduled for tonight. Currently I’m curled up right now all snug and trying not to think about the fact that, despite working from home for the past couple of hours, I have to go into work for a staff meeting real soon.


  1. Ahahaha… that sign cracks me up!

    Enjoy shoveling the snow… ugh! I’ve been at it for quite some time and I still don’t think my car is able to make it anywhere.

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — February 2, 2011 @ 15:23

  2. I’m safe but not warm 😉

    Comment by Matt @ The Athlete's Plate — February 2, 2011 @ 15:37

  3. You need to change your blogroll for my new site!

    Comment by Matt @ The Athlete's Plate — February 2, 2011 @ 15:38

  4. I was enjoying the snow and days off but this wind is no fun!

    Comment by Shelly — February 2, 2011 @ 15:58

  5. The sign is awesome – and we aren’t even having the snow you guys are, just the incredibly cold temps. But as I sit here and type, the sun is out and tomorrow’s suppose to be 45, so there is hope! ou’ll find a way to get in the fitness, Chica….and if not, look how we’ll tapered you’ll be when you DO get to run :).

    Stay warm!!!

    Comment by Jill — February 2, 2011 @ 15:59

  6. I barely got myself to the gym this morning because it was snowing/raining/hailing/icing. Not to mention I almost fell like 10 times in the 5 minute walk. I can’t imagine running outside in this!
    But yeah, I definitely agree this winter from hell needs to stop asap.

    Comment by BostonRunner — February 2, 2011 @ 16:09

  7. Ugh! I totally feel for all you in the NE! Your weather has been poop!

    Snuggle up and catch up on some TV!!! Rauchy, smut TV at that!

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — February 2, 2011 @ 16:16

  8. Be careful if you go out for a run in this!! And enjoy the rock climbing 🙂

    Comment by Lisa — February 2, 2011 @ 16:33

  9. I’m in the .5% of the country not in the storm. I’ve got sunny clear skies and temps in the upper 40’s 🙂

    Comment by Nick — February 2, 2011 @ 17:15

  10. Yeah we seem to be missing that storm even though the weatherman said it was supposed to be right over us. Who knows. Enjoy rock climbing! I missed my run today too because its snowy and unsafe to run. TO the basement I go to ride the bike.

    Comment by J — February 2, 2011 @ 17:19

  11. that sign is hilarious. the sidewalks were like a skating rink this morning – if I wasn’t injured, I don’t think I would have even tried to run outside. yuck. so ready for spring!

    Comment by mealsformiles — February 2, 2011 @ 19:57

  12. There definitely IS such a thing as too much snow!! Stay SAFE and WARM!

    Comment by Jess — February 2, 2011 @ 20:27

  13. Finally we got ourselves a decent blizzard around here! Glad you’re safe and warm. Thanks for the giveaway shout.

    Comment by Marcia — February 2, 2011 @ 22:13

  14. In northern Cali I think Memorial Day weekend starts in a couple days.

    Comment by danny — February 2, 2011 @ 22:45

    • Baaaaaaaaah hahah. And I haven’t ignored your question about my tempo distances. I plan on answering it tmrw after I do my tempo!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 7, 2011 @ 15:44

  15. We, too, are weary. Really weary-making is the fact that my roommates – my large, male roommates – somehow forget that they are supposed to shovel until they see me outside, shoveling. Then it’s all, “Ooh, Sarah, you want me to do that?” NO I WANTED YOU TO DO IT BEFORE I GOT ALL DRESSED TO COME OUT HERE.

    Sorry. Had to vent that somewhere.

    Comment by sarah — February 3, 2011 @ 05:46

    • Hahahah. Vent away. I stay locked away in my apartment until the peeps downstairs are done. Then I walk out and “offer” to help. Yup I’m a jerk like that. Oops?

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 7, 2011 @ 15:46

  16. That sign is too funny… Lucky for me (and for my kids – I don’t think they would survive another snow day at home with me!) the storm has bypassed us.
    Hope you’re staying warm!!

    Comment by Teri @BeePie Runs — February 3, 2011 @ 08:59

  17. I watched 3 episodes of Pushing Daisies yesterday on my snow day. You are right. That’s a great show. I can tell it’s going to be my new winter TV obsession.

    Comment by Chelsea — February 3, 2011 @ 16:43

  18. haha love the picture! Can’t believe it’s still snowing for you, what a winter the world has had

    Comment by Laura — February 3, 2011 @ 17:55

    • Bahahaha. My city is covered in ICE. My long run is being postponed. SUCK!

      Comment by K — February 4, 2011 @ 12:44

  19. Hahahah…I love this so much. I need a T-shirt that says it or something. I can’t believe your icicles. I vote we all move somewhere warm together where we can run on the beach or something…

    Comment by megan @ muncher cruncher — February 5, 2011 @ 01:25

    • I want a t-shirt that says that too. Cafepress maybe? We could likely get a deal if we go in together hahah

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 7, 2011 @ 15:43

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