Thursday, January 13, 2011

I have survived Snowmageddon!

For those that haven't noticed, Atlanta and much of the deep South got its first taste of real snow since 1993. That's right - the last time we dealt with this much snow was nearly 20 years ago. I had just moved from Alaska, and I remember my family thinking it was hilarious that a couple inches was called a blizzard. We also thought it was hilarious we got to miss school for a couple days and disappointed that the cable went out.

Needless to say this particular snow storm left much to be desired. It was really pretty and fun the first two days. Now I think it's safe to say all Atlanta residents are really sick of the white stuff that has unfortunately turned into super slick ice all over everything.

This has put a real damper on my training. Tuesday was a wash - no running outside due to the ice, and no access to a treadmill. Today I ran on a treadmill with the help of a friend and his apartment gym. I hope Saturday ends up being much better. We finally get warmer temps by tomorrow, which will hopefully thaw the roads and trails.

As far as training goes, it's been going well so far aside from the weather speed bump. I decided ultimately to use the original training plan I had chosen a while ago. It turns out that I needed a lot more time to follow the Galloway training plan, but that's fine. The rest of the book has been very useful for other parts of my training. Since I've let go of how fast I thought I ought to be running, I've been able to just enjoy being able to accomplish the distances whether by running or using run/walk. It's been really nice to let go of all that stress and just enjoy the moment.

I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the new year so far, snow or no snow. If you made a resolution, I hope you're sticking to it!

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