I'm a little grumpy today. For those of you who may not know, I LOVE SNOW. I love winter. I love the cold. I love sweaters, hot drinks and space heaters. I love warm fluffy socks. I sometimes love that it gets dark earlier so I feel no guilt for getting ready for bed before 9 pm. I love the months October-March because they're supposed to be cold and snowy. The past few years, that has not happened. If this is not a sign of global warming, what is? I'm grumpy today because of this:
I live in Louisville (duh) and as you can see, right on the line where the snow stops. WTF?! I want snow damn it! It's December! It's actually cold. So why is it still raining?! Even my winter-hating-nemeses agree that if it's going to be cold it might as well snow, or at least, might as well NOT rain. Nothing worse than cold rain. Guess what's happening outside? On the bright side, I am in the midst of planning my big SNOWBOARDING TRIP to Paoli Peaks! I'm also hoping to make it up to Perfect North Slopes at least once this year. I used to always say that if I were ever on MTV's Made I'd want to learn to snowboard. Well I wasn't on Made last year but I still learned to snowboard and absolutely loved it. I fell a lot, I was incredibly sore, it was wet and slushy because it was nearly 50 degrees (it never really got cold last year either) but I loved it. The Colonel prefers skiing which I also like but snowboarding makes me feel significantly more badass. Not sure why. Might be the lack of poles. Anyhow, luckily for me it does in fact snow in Indiana so the peaks and slopes currently look something like this:
Paoli Peaks (from their Facebook page)
Perfect North Slopes (from their Facebook page)
Enough of my well-off person complaints. How was your Christmas? If not Christmas, day off work? If not your day off work, how was work? I had probably the best Christmas in years because for once I knew what I wanted, was able to articulate it and in turn got what I asked for! I'm so excited and thankful to have new training gear, clothes that fit, a great new Live Veg bumper sticker and a family to share it with. Couldn't be happier! All of my kiddos also got gifts of course which Armani has destroyed, Chloe has ignored and TJ is afraid of. Silly kids. Enjoy the photos and enjoy the rest of your week!
P.S. - Did I mention I did my 8 mile long run last Saturday in 1:33:57?! Never thought I'd see the day that I could hold a pace under 12 min/mi for a distance like 8 miles. Hooray!