Wednesday, December 09, 2009

First Snow + Running Errands

Over night and early this morning we had our first real snowfall of the season. The roads were a disaster this morning and my commute took me four times longer than usual. Something like that could really mess with my mood if I didn't have a trip to Cuba coming up in 11 days.

The temperature rose quite a bit throughout the day and it was a wet, slushy mess by the time I headed out to run this evening. I almost bailed and hit the treadmill at the gym, but decided to brave the sloppy sidewalks and run an errand in the process. I loaded my Nathan Intensity for Women with books to return and hubby joined me on a jaunt to the library. Leaving the library, my pack was even heavier as I stuffed it full of a few hardcover books that I had on hold. We also made a quick stop at the Running Room to stock up on nutrition. Needless to say, I was carrying several extra pounds on my back on the way home. Do I earn extra HBBC points for that? ;) I also had freezing cold and soaking wet feet. Yuck.

HBBC Update

Wednesday:
run 5.8 mi = 5.8 pts
F/V = 1 pt

33 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Great multi-tasking! Kudos to you for getting out there, wet, soaked, heavy feet are never fun! Hope you warm up and dry off quickly!

Rio Runs said...

I vote you that you do get extra HBBC points! A trip to Cuba sounds good about now. How exciting! I hope you can post some pictures from your trip!

Lacey Nicole said...

well i don't have any authority but YES you should def earn HBBC points for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wet cold feet= not good for walking :(

Lacey Nicole said...

oh wait! you were totally running weren't you. lol. way to go marlene!

teacherwoman said...

I think you should earn HBBC for that!

lilmeg said...

You are braver than I! I was all over the treadmill tonight.

joyRuN said...

I think you should be able to add some weight-training HBBC points for that, especially since you were going on sloppy sidewalks :)

Marci said...

I am so happy I am still recovering from CIM so no outdoor run, good job getting out there in that yuckiness!

Kelly said...

Haha yeah I think that counts...along with the annoying shoveling I had to do today. Ugh..snow is pretty but such a pain!

trialsoftraining said...

Didn't that hurt your back?! Ha uhh yah that counts for extra points!

what kind of running nutrition (ahem, candy? ;)) did ya pick up??

Carly said...

We got nailed with the snow too. I think HBBC points should be earned for staying calm through bad traffic (one of my most hated things).

J said...

I have yet to run to the Library - I have run to the grocery store and the post office. Maybe next time I can get to the Lib!

It was horrible driving this morning and yesterday! the office is so quiet because it is taking everyone forever to get in! Its those silly lakes (erie and ontario!) they are causing all kinds of snow and stuff for us!

EndorphinBuzz said...

You are more courageous than me! I moved my training indoor because of the storm...

Janice {Run Far} said...

you are so cute. I love that you ran with the books in your pack. I wouldn't have. Not sure I would have braved the roads either. I am so jealous your hubs runs with you.

Denise said...

I love running errands when you actually RUN! Can't wait to see pics from Cuba!

RunningLaur said...

Great job 'running' errands, I love doing that!

Laura said...

Tonight will be our blech intro-to-winter run. Really not ready for this.
Yeah for Cuba..I am jealous.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

LOVE LOVe it.. I have been so proud of myself when I have RUN errands... Starbucks to buy a CD and Fred Meyer for a lotto ticket. I have never thought about loading up a backpack.. Maybe I will grocery shop Marlene style.

Sorry about your commute buddy.. I am totally wondering when the weather will come here.

I am going to MISS you when you are in Cuba.. Insert sad face and droopy eyes..

Amanda said...

Way to kill two birds with one stone there by running your errands!

shellyrm said...

Wow! Way to suck it up and get out there. Extra points for sure.

Vickie said...

I hear you on this weather! We're working on our second storm of the month. Can't even call it the season yet because its not winter! At least you can escape to the tropical weather soon!

Jess said...

If you don't earn extra points, I think you should!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

We have the temps but no snow here.

Cuba in 11 days.... you suck! :)

Aneta said...

omg that snow was ridiculous. it took me 2 hours to get to work. i was soooooo not happy.

u have some real balls going to run in that weather. granted it wasnt too cold, but still. Congrats!

Jamie said...

you are hardcore. I definitely would have bailed and hit the treadmill :) nice job!

Heather said...

That deserved an extra point for sure!

RunToTheFinish said...

no points for the weight darn it...but you better be counting all the errand running since you aren't just hoping in the car!

Chic Runner said...

dude, i have so much mad respect for you guys now that i've ran in the cold too. I couldn't ever do it again, seriously. Nice work and I hope you get warm quick!

Marky Mark said...

You're really doing great! AQfter the commute home it was exhausting to walk to the couch to watch TV

Katie said...

I'm so bummed that the snow has finally arrived. I don't have many sidewalks where I am, and count on using my running stroller. Sigh. No can do in the snow. It's just not safe. It's going to be a long winter!

lindsay said...

so you ran in icy, slushy, snow with heavy books?!? yeah that's a recipe for disaster in my world :)

macnic said...

You are a much better person (runner) than me.

Laura said...

As a native Californian, I still haven't learned how to deal with snow. I'm living in it now and I HATE IT. Trying to be more positive though.;) I think I'm gonna stick to treadmill running since I'm trying to overcome sickness, but maybe I'll be brave and hit the streets like you.