Thursday, March 08, 2007

Enough Already!

It was nice to get all of the snow and all the past two weeks but now I am ready for Spring. I am ready for this depression to lift, I am ready to quit isolating myself and get out and enjoy some warmth!

Winter always depresses me. I become MORE of an introvert and just downright blue. I should probably look into purchasing a bright lamp; it may take care of this. Not only is it the cold that bothers me, but the loss of light hours, no races to run and plan, I become bored, I look for new and exciting things to do and realize I am not enjoying myself.

I wouldn't mind a month or two of this..but 5 is just too many.

Running outside was almost impossible this week. Saturday before the munchkins came for Troy's 11th Birthday I went out for a snowshoe run that became a snowshoe trudge! Nobody had broken the trail yet and it was up to my knees. Topaz led the way, jumping over the snow, jumping under the snow, trying to move forward. It was quite a sight to see. After making the 5 mile loop I figured it would be much easier the second time around; it was, but it was still tough. My heart rate was at 90% working that snow. It took me 3.5 hours to snowshoe forge 10 miles. Incredible!

Saturday afternoon the munchkins arrived. We had a bon fire to roast hotdogs and marshmallows, creating smore's; a treasure hunt in the snow and lots of sliding. I was hoping they would be tired and fall asleep at a reasonable hour, no go. It was 330AM when the house was finally peaceful.

Sunday called for 4 hours of rolling roads. I borrowed a friends pair of yak tracks so I could at least get out on the shoulder of the county roads. They were covered with snow and ice, I was moving slowly but was able to the get the run in. It was actually easier than the 10 miles the day before.

Today and tomorrow I've taken vacation days. Topaz and I hit the roads for 40 minutes this morning, then I did 30 minutes on the stepper and lifted legs at the gym.

I am ready for SPRING!

4 comments:

olga said...

Wow, so much snow! It will tough you up, but I agree, 5 month is too much. Lamp may help, Lisa Bliss does it.
Good running no matter what, as always, Julie!

E-Speed said...

Amen! I get the same way in winter. I have been anxiously awaiting shorts weather and some daylight!

Janice said...

I'm with you on being ready for spring. We had a snow day Friday, Monday, and Tuesday here. Snow is highly overrated! Daylight savings time starts Sunday. I'm sooooo excited. Whoever thought of more daylight savings time must be an evening runner:)

Ellie said...

Be of good cheer, Julie -- nothing can stop time from moving on and as sure as day follows night, spring will follow winter. It will get better, it has to!