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Snow Stormlicious & The Slush Run

Thursday, February 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments


The last two days brought some insane snow here in the Northeast. It snowed nonstop all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Only this morning has the snow subsided and the skies parted to a glorious, sun-filled blue. It’s beautiful out there today and there’s a ridiculous amount of snow on the ground.


It snowed at least a foot Tuesday — so much so that I spent about an hour plowing our driveway (Jen and I both intended on leaving the house to go to respective meetings), only to find that when I was done, the city hadn’t yet plowed our street, so there was at least a foot of snow in the street… no way we could’ve gone anywhere without getting stuck. I ended up helping a neighbor dig her car out of the street in front of her house where she’d gotten stuck trying to get home from work. It was also a good excuse for a photo shoot, of course.


The snow continued all day yesterday, so I did two more snowblowing sessions — one in the morning and one in the evening before Jen returned home from her internship. There wasn’t quite enough snow to justify blowing this morning, so I just finished shoveling away the final light, powdery inch or so. It doesn’t help that my wrist still hurts like hell from skiing on Saturday.


Before yesterday I hadn’t run since my 10-mile run on Sunday, so I was feeling the need to clock in some miles. Yesterday I braved the still-falling snow, piercing wind, 24-degree air temperature, and slushy roads to clock in a short 2.3-miler before my better judgment told me to bring it on home before I fell on my ass:

Despite the conditions (and no doubt due to its being such a short run), I got my best per-mile time so far (7:30) and best overall pace (7:48). I’ll be back into my college era low 6-minute pace in no time. 🙂


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sarah // Feb 28, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    So nice to see Stella Brie out in her element. MORE STELLA!

  • 2 suzanne // Feb 29, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I love the “Winter Wonderland” postcard feel to your photos. In the second shot, the pooches look like Gabe’s personal mushers with Stella Brie taking the lead!

    I am having “growing up in Ohio” flashbacks. I love the “sound” of snow falling–you know what I mean.

  • 3 Megan // Mar 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    It’s SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Makes me want to go to Tahoe or eat snow cones or something. I do feel guilty about this 75 degree weather we’re having…..