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A Cold & Snowy Winter 2011

Monday, January 24th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This has been one of the snowiest and coldest winters we’ve experienced to date here in Saratoga Springs. This morning is just a bit absurd in terms of the cold factor. The temperature is anywhere from -16 °F to -27 °F (-34 °F with wind chill). I just walked the dogs around the block and can confirm that any way you look at it, that’s just a tad below unreasonably cold. At least the sun is shining. It’s mostly the wind that bites — your face, your nose hairs, your dogs’ feet.

Despite the cold, I’ve been making an effort to get back into my running routine, and yesterday braved the snow and cold for an awesome 10-miler, my longest since October’s Mohawk-Hudson Marathon. It felt really good, and I loved running in the snow with my YakTrax. I’ve been averaging about 24 miles per week in the first three weeks of the year.

In baby news, today marks the beginning of Week 27 of Jen’s pregnancy, and the start of the third and final trimester! The pregnancy’s been great so far, and is going by really quickly. Last night we had our first of five child birth education classes.

In house news, we’ve been looking to move to Albany — to be closer to Jen’s work and parents once baby arrives — and actually put in an offer last week on a house we loved. We were really disappointed that our offer lost out to another without contingency to sell another house (as we have to sell ours first). We’re coming to terms with the disappointment, and on the bright side, we still have a house we love in a town we love, so if we’re here through the summer, then oh darn, we’ll just have to enjoy another summer in Saratoga, which people come from all over the world to do!

We rocked in the New Year in Niagara Falls, where we witnessed the wedding of Richard and Melanie. We had an awesome time.

Last but far from least, we enjoyed an awesome and truly memorable Christmas 2010 here in Saratoga. My mom flew in from California, and my bro and Sierra came to rock in the New Year (and ’staches) from NYC. Jen’s parents joined us from Kinderhook on Christmas Day, as did Justin, Alexis, and Buzz.

Tags: anecdotes · running · saratoga springs

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bro bro // Jan 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

    well played, broseph! keep running, keep dominating!

    i look luxurious.

  • 2 Blog Master G // Jan 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Luxurious indeed!

  • 3 charles P. // Jan 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Glad to see the blog is up and running. Now get running.