Friday, December 19, 2008

T-G-I- Snowy Photo Friday

The Greater Toronto Area is being pounded by a winter storm today - it's freezing cold, windy and the snow has been falling non-stop since this morning.

From these pictures, it doesn't look like much snow has settled, but that's because it's blowing all over the place. If I was brave enough to venture more than a foot outside the house, I'd show you some ginormous snow drifts.





I was able to leave work super early, got my hair done and made it home safe and sound (yay snow tires!). Why is there always a snow storm on the day of my company Christmas party? Thankfully, the bosses are paying for a taxi to chauffeur us to and from the event, so we don't have to worry about driving.

Went for a quick 7K last night which turned into 8.7 due to a wrong turn. I was able to incorporate 25 minutes of steady state that I had missed on Tuesday and actually ran the entire route at steady state pace. I'm happy to report that my mojo stuck around. I skipped Spin for the first time since I started 5 or 6 weeks ago (oh, the guilt!) to get some housework and last minute Christmas shopping done. I'll make up for it next week... on a week day... when I'm at home... during the day!

Regardless of the festivities tonight, I'll be up early tomorrow for a run and Boot Camp. I've recruited some company for 24K on Sunday - the forecast is calling for another snow storm, but hopefully it'll hold off til we finish the run.

Time to start getting ready and incase I haven't mentioned it, today was my last day of work until January 5th!

Have a great weekend!


ETA: Quick bathroom self-portrait before we go. Hopefully the blizzard won't ruin my hair! :S

23 comments:

Chic Runner said...

I'm freezing. I'm freezing. Take those snowy pictures away! :) How amazing to get so much snow though! Be safe out there and congrats on being done with work! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Yay for two weeks off!!

Boo for snow storms!!

The Happy Runner said...

Yup, upstate NY looks like that, too!

Have a good 24k run this weekend,

Julianne said...

Holy cow. That's a lot of snow. I am so thankful I live in California. I've been complaining about 40 deg F temperatures. So sorry!!!

joyRuN said...

Enjoy the time off! We're just getting rain rain rain in Southern Jersey.

J said...

Have a great break and enjoy the time off! We got hit with alot of snow too! Not fun!

I've Always Been a Joiner said...

You look amazing, M. I love your blog (found it through Leslie's). Good for you for all you have accomplished! You inspire me whenever I'm at Curves or on the treadmill.(mac)Nic - from WB

Melanie said...

that's awesome of your company to pay for taxis, and you look great! Enjoy the night and your vacation!! and good luck with Sunday's run... hope the snow waits for you too...

*aron* said...

ohhhh you look amazing!!!!

have fun tonight!! that is some seriuos snow :)

Heather said...

Have fun at the party and on your time off work! I'm jealous! Cute dress.

Runnergirl said...

Northern Utah is getting hit hard as well.
So great you get so much time off! Have fun at your party, you look FABULOUS! Have a great weekend!

Janice said...

look at you, you are such a hottie. hate the snow... THE END!

Road Warrior said...

Pfew. You look amazing!

Shoe Running said...

Awe, Marlene, you look so pretty in that pic :)

Good work on the 8.7 k!

Have a wonderful vacation :)

TJ said...

Wow. I couldn't imagine dealing with snow like that.
Enjoy your break!

lindsay said...

yay for time off! hope the party was good, you looked super saucy in your pic! :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

We're getting hit with the same type of weather, but I have to go to work in tit. Enjoy your time off.

Marky Mark said...

Have a great holiday! Looking forward to reading about your long run as I lie in my deck chair down south (where there is no snow).

Marci said...

Just catching up. Love the new do! It looks great!

Jess said...

You look great! Hope the party was fun!

Brian said...

I am LOVING this snow storm, ran in it today. 2 weeks off? Hope the bootcamp was awesome!

Runner Leana said...

Hope the party was a good one. The hair looks awesome!

Vickie said...

We're having the same weather here! Makes winter running just that much more challenging. Lucky you to have so much time off!