Miscellaneous musings

I watched it snow all day today – just a non-stop powder.  I would guess 3″ or so by this evening.

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It made me think how different a snowy day can be under different circumstances.  I used to dread it – for several reasons.  I never knew what to wear to work,  of course I’d worry about road conditions, and being in law enforcement it meant the day would definitely be filled with problems.

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And then those who enjoy all the winter sports – the more snow the better!  And now, knowing there is no place I have to go, I can look out the windows and enjoy the beauty.  Each day is truly what we make it, isn’t it?

Fedex came up the driveway today.  I love receiving packages!

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This was a new treat for the cats.  And miraculously Murray loved it right away!  Here’s a little slo-mo

I did another inside activity today – floorwork with ShaunT.  I’ve been nervous about running outside and possibly slipping.  I feel guilty for not running though. I did one positive running thing today.  I registered for a half marathon this summer.  Thr e Timpanogos half marathon.  It is in Utah on July 30th.  Its not flat this time – its downhill in a canyon!  We are planning a short driving vacation around it because Utah is so beautiful.

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I’m also looking at the Newport Oregon one too, but still trying to get a feel for training with this arm…..

For any of you who find it hard to know what to wear when you head outside to run, I have always added 15º to the current temperature and then wear what you would comfortably wear at that temperature.  Or here is a  chart  to help you plan.

Above 60º:  Shorts and t-shirt
50s:               Shorts and long sleeve shirt
40s:               Shorts or light tights, half-zip long sleeve shirt.  Add a light shell if windy.30s:               Technical underwear (since when did underwear get technical?), tights,
half-zip  top, vest, gloves, thin hat or headband
20s:               Same as above but wear a jacket instead of the vest
1º-19º:         Windproof underwear, heavier tights, half-zip top, insulated jacket, gloves, hat,
face mask. (I got a balaclava for Christmas and love it for those really cold runs)
Below 0:     Same as above, adding a wind-proof shell and thick socks

Most people actually dress too warmly when they run.  It only takes about a half mile to warm up.  I found this out very quickly.  I now know that if I feel comfortable when I step outside – I’ve got too much on.

Ok time for the cute pic of the night

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