Baby, it’s cold outside, and snowy, and icy. A good ol’ winter storm dumped 5.5” of snow on Philly this weekend, which meant yours truly was apartment bound for all of Sunday.
I was too tired to get up early this morning (and really, who wants to give up a nice warm bed before sunrise on a weekend?), so by the time I rose, it was already precipitating. Boo. I was actually looking forward to my long run today (no doubt I would have been BUNDLED up), but I did a smart thing on Saturday and put in a short 3.5 miles just in case Mother Nature misbehaved today.
I only made one other short (3.35 miles) run this week, so I am way behind on mileage. The forecast for this week doesn’t look all that great either: snow or rain and temps in the 30s for much of the week.
If I were a normal person, I could hop on the treadmill in these dreadful conditions, but because of last winter’s scary bout with IT Band Syndrome (which I blame on treadmill overuse and one wonky pair of sneakers), I am not about to step on that machine any time soon. I may not be able to run, but I can do other things to keep fit. Today, that was the Butt Bible Level 1 Upper Body (I will never stop singing the praises of this workout) and a few rounds of bowling, boxing and table tennis on my Xbox Kinect. Dang, my arms are legitimately sore!
Prior to the weather assuming its Grinch-like attitude, I took advantage of the many holiday sights Philly has to offer. In November there were the spectacular gingerbread houses on display at the Shops at Liberty Place, and more recently, I’ve watched the Comcast Holiday Spectacular, viewed the Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Dickens Village, and visited Love Park’s Christmas Village.
|Macy's in Center City stages a walk-through display of 'A Christmas Carol' each year.|
Tonight I’m relaxing with some Home Alone and Christmas candy. It doesn’t get any better (oh, unless those sugar cookies I tried to bake tonight DIDN’T almost set my kitchen fire. That would have been nice).
How are you pregaming for the season?