Friday, December 30, 2005

Winter Wonderland

We received a good 7" of fluffy white snow overnight. I was pretty suprised when I woke up and saw how much snow we received.

I and Troy hit the hill shortly after we awoke; we had to go out and mess up the new white snow.

The snow plows hadn't been by yet and I figured the Blue Hill Trail head wouldn't be plowed until mid-day. I decided to run a snowshoe run through our property.

We sit on a cul-de-sac and have over 5 acres so there is hardly any traffic around and plenty of space to run. I wouldn't want to have to run in my yard every day, but today it was actually fun.

I went up and down the driveway, through the cul-de-sac, onto our bike trail, around the veggie garden, up the hill, around the swimming pool, around the trampoline, up to the front yard and down the driveway. Repeat!

I was able to get in a good one hour run, huffing and a puffing.

The snow plow then came along and made a huge snow bank in front of our driveway. Steve is up north so is relieved of snow plow duty. I pulled out the shovel and got in a real good upper body workout.

Then figured Blue Hill Trail might be plowed out..and it was :)

What a wonderful way to spend my 41st Birthday.

3 comments:

Ironayla said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend it - by being out doors enjoying the snow!!

The snow looks beautiful in your pictures!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Happy Birthday to you!

And the snow, it's still coming down :)

I love how it's piling on everything as it's so wet. Makes it truly beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! You so inspire me by how much you love to run.
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