Let's start with the good. Yesterday the weather was beautiful -- the temps were above freezing, the sun was shining. I could hardly sit in my desk chair in the afternoon, I was so anxious to get outside and run. I quit a little early, changed into my running clothes and headed out for my speed workout.
The track was still snow covered, so I did my 6 by 800 on some neighborhood streets. I love 800's, they are definitely the speedwork I feel most comfortable with. I have an easier time motivating myself to run faster at the track where I can visualize the finish line. Running according to Garmin was a little more difficult for me, but I managed some speedy 800's. My iPod was definitely messing with me - it was like 8th grade all over again. New Kids on the Block, Spice Girls. There must be a little iPod fairy laughing her ass off somewhere as I'm running like mad woman singing along to NKOTB.
Now onto the bad. I did not believe the evil weather people when they said we were going to get a blizzard today. Apparently they were not lying. I was supposed to go up to Duluth this afternoon/evening to judge the high school mock trial state championships (I'm nerdy like that). I left the office at 2:00 and drove about 20 minutes before I decided there was just no way in hell that I was going up there. The freeway was completely snow covered and I am a total wuss about winter driving. I kept driving north as I had my secretary call and make sure they would survive without me. As soon as she called and gave me the okay, I turned around and headed back to the office. I HATE going back on commitments, but it just wasn't worth it to drive that far in this weather. Now I'm sitting in the office alone (sent the secretaries home - they don't have four-wheel drive) and wondering when I'll be able to run again. . .What happened to that spring-like weather?