Monday, January 28, 2013
Yes, that is a black cat on my head...don't judge me.
We aren't able to rely on snow in our neck of the woods so when we had snow a few days after Christmas, I sent the Mr. cross country skiing with his cell at a nearby park. I didn't want him to miss out in case that was our only snowfall this year. I was super upset I had to miss out on it due to my injury but I was happy to see him so thrilled when he came home.
When we woke up to 4+ inches Saturday morning, he tested the snow shoes in the back yard and there was just enough to warrant a trip to the park! I chose the flattest trail they had because I wasn't going to push it and set my injury back. I took it easy, stopped when I needed to and enjoyed being cozy warm in our winter gear. Just the night before we took a trip to the local sporting goods store because the North Face and Columbia gloves we bought were in a word...crap. Gordini to the rescue! We got the goose down, sherpa lined gloves labeled "warmest" and indeed our fingers were nice and toasty in 20 degree weather! Pair those with Under Armour ColdGear Compression Leggings to keep him toasty and WICKERS Wicking Thermal Pants under my jeans and we could've gone all day! (Too bad my hips couldn't...yeee-ouch!) But 925 calories later, we called it a day.
I enjoyed every slow falling snowflake, every babble of the wintry brook, every crunch of snow beneath my shoes, every chirp or pecking of birds, I smiled at the few people we passed and knew even if this was the only time we got out this year, that I would be more grateful for this outing than ever. Because even though my foot was giving me the what for the next day, it wasn't bad enough that I needed to be off of it all day. Matter of fact, it let me get a big project done that I wanted to have done before Christmas but couldn't stand for more than 10-20 minutes at that time to do it. I gave it a few massages and turns on the spiky ball as a reward as well as flipping our traditional workout to Friday while we did our project which took all day. (It burned calories so it's not like we slacked) Poor Mr. He didn't know what hit him when we woke up Sunday morning to my determination to get the project done and in one day. But I'll tell you about that another day.
Did you get out and enjoy the weather this weekend?
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