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Dec 04

Let It Snow

We had record breaking snow today here in Grand Rapids.  Last night/today was the first snow of the season and we got dumped on with around 10" of snow.  We aren’t the only place getting snow either.  Apparently they are even getting snow in Houston!!

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So, my day started bright and early at 6:30.  I got up earlier than usual so that I could get the snow shoveled be Jennifer had to head off to work.  It was heavy, wet, back breaking snow.  Not fun.  But, it is easiest to shovel early and shovel often.  Now that I got most of it up, the sun did the rest and now the driveway is dry concrete.

After getting the snow shoveled, I decided to get my run out of the way.  I love running in the snow.  Especially a fresh snow.  I had a long 10 mile run scheduled for today and was sort of looking forward to it.

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I did two loops around Reeds Lake which ended up being a little over 10 miles.  It was 10 miles of running down streets like above.  Pristine, snow covered streets and sidewalks.  Nearly half of the run is on quiet roads which made the run so enjoyable.  Towards the end of the run, however, that peace and quiet was interrupted by the sound of snow blowers cranking up (FYI: Snow blowers are one of my pet peeves).  It was relatively slow going with the snow; 1:30 overall for an 8:51 pace, but I enjoyed it. 

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  1. carol

    wow, no chance for a bike ride for you in that mess! We never get it that bad here in NC! Stay warm and safe!

  2. Kristin

    We had some flurries in New York but nothing like that! Nice work getting out and running in it, that’s impressive!

  3. Mike

    I can’t believe you run outside in the deep snow. What do you wear for shoes?

  4. Mike

    Don’t be too jealous — all it shows me is how out of shape I really am. I need to get out and hit the road once our snow clears the roads…

  5. Mooney

    THIS is why I moved to NC. I will say that while we have yet to see this thing you call “snow”, the frost here has been devastating.

    Naturally, that didn’t stop your training. You are a glutton for punishment. I can just see you opening your door, looking up at the sky and yelling “TEN INCHES?? IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO?? BAHAHAHA”.

    So yes, you are certifiably insane.

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