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Blizzard warning

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Well I suppose I can't say I didn't see this one coming! You knew winter was there waiting to strike...waiting for what? I don't know. Should be fun to hear the 40mph winds and 50-60mph wind gusts tonight...ahh winter. I'm ready though. I've got my ingredients for chicken chili and a batch of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Oh yes, it is not a true winter storm until you bake/cook...at least in my family:) I'm kind of excited...an excuse to bum around!

I got my 10 mile run in today since tomorrow looks like it may be ok in the afternoon but not 10 mile weather. I truly am a metronome....I wanted to do this run at a relatively easy pace since this is more of a "get the miles in" run than anything else.  Sempre Libera and pink monkey joined me for the run.  The first Central Park loop we did at a 8:48 pace....and it truly was that pace as I don't think we slowed/sped up.  We followed that up with the bridal path (2.5 mile variety) at 8:46min/mile and the reservoir to finish things up at 8:33min/mile (deceiving since its really flat and you tend to speed up without really knowing it).  All in all came out to 1:28:32 or an 8:46min/mile. 

Just put the chili on and what do I see outside? The snow has begun to fall! Bring it on!  8-12 inches....fun!  And what is it about watching the weather when the snow falls?  It's ridiculous...it's not like we haven't seen snow before:-p  My favorite portion is when they have the mandatory snow plow shot...ahh winter is here!

  • Winter storms bring on an urge to bake and cook? Maybe that's why I'm excited to try to bake bread today. Well I was but then I got busy with some other stuff. I'll try it again tomorrow. And the nice side effect is keeping the oven on all day makes it toasty warm in the living room.
    • Yep! Storms have that effect:-D The chicken chili was a hit and so were the oatmeal raisin/choc chip cookies! I love it too because I have time to bake/cook...which is rare. And yep, the oven keeps things nice and toasty:)
      • yum! I had originally planned to cook up some cookies too but the bread recipe I tried used up an entire 5-lb bag of flour so not enough left for cookies. Ah well. I'm really pleased with the bread though. Glad you had a good day at home. I hear you guys got a ton of snow.
        • hehe only 26.9 inches...which actually isn't that bad when I was living in State College. However, in NYC...holy cow that's a lot of snow (considering we hit the record for Central Park snowfall)!!!

          Baking/cooking was so much fun though...glad the bread turned out well.
  • what's with the cat?

    (Anonymous)
    Did you get a cat??

    -- justin
  • *waves at Snowball* =^_^=
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