Like my artsy-fartsy picture? ;) (Seriously … I cannot wait until I finish graduate school so that I will have the time / money to take a photography course!!)
Winter hasn’t actually even begun yet, though you wouldn’t know it. I’m not quite sure how much snow we got here… I’m guessing it was at least a foot. But as neither snow nor rain nor sleet will keep this crazy individual from the gym, I bundled up and headed out. I was going to take a picture of that, but maneuvering my arms was too difficult! Even though it was kind of nasty outside, I was a little excited because I would get to take pictures of the snow while it was still white.
Does walking through snow count as a workout? I don’t know… what I do know is that the girl who was supposed to open the gym never showed up. I don’t understand why she found it so impossible to show up for work — there were a dozen members waiting, and the class instructor was there… I left after half an hour, and I am glad that I did, because when I called the gym a couple of hours later just to satisfy my curiousity, there was no answer. Nice. Not.
I chose to wear wellies, figuring slightly cold feet were preferable to soaking wet feet. That works fine, if you don’t step into a snowdrift that then sends a chunk of snow down your boot. Thankfully, that didn’t happen until my final trek, when I was almost home.
There were so many treks because I bought a newspaper on my way home. Having decided that walking through snow doesn’t count as a workout, I did a (very!!) brief video from exercisetv.tv, went to the supermarket for my mom … and then I went to separate the sections of the paper. Obviously I was not pleased to find that the section with the crossword puzzle was missing. So I suited up again and went back to the store where I had bought it, and they told me that they hadn’t received that section. Me = not happy. I returned it and went to find another one. The first store I tried didn’t have it either, so I walked for five or ten minutes to get to the next store, which didn’t have that paper at all. I finally found it at the fourth store… and I only went about nine blocks out of my way!
The real kicker is that as I started doing the puzzle, I thought, This seems really familiar. Then my mom, who was reading the main section of the paper, told me that “due to a production error,” last week’s puzzle had printed… and this week’s puzzle was on page 51 in the main section. Meaning I would have had the puzzle even if I hadn’t gone on that long trek.
On the topic of treks… the gym I go to on Sundays is about an hour’s walk from where I live. I prefer to walk there, since I hate in-gym cardio; this way I can just do my strength training at the gym and leave. But I have a sneaking suspicion that it isn’t entirely “normal” to do this even when there is a foot of snow on the ground…
However, these helped keep my legs warm:
Hello, 1980s! :p I wanted black, but of course there were none. This was especially welcome due to the fact that my pants are actually boys’ thermals… for some reason, it is impossibly difficult to find womens’ thermal pants that aren’t pink or white! But because they’re boys’, they’re too short, and there’s a gap between where the pants end and my socks begin. Problem solved.
And for all that…
It was wonderful — and it smelled great, too. I love it when the whole house is filled with a delicious smell, and cinnamon definitely qualifies.
In other exciting news, I gave myself (and then my mom) a manicure, and my toes are freezing because I don’t have the sense to put on socks. And I’m really, really, really, really, really, really, really sad that the weekend is over. Should be lots of black ice tomorrow, too — that should be fun. On the plus side, though, I don’t have to go to class!! I’m still not used to having so much time to do… well, I don’t know. I’m having some difficulty with the concept of not having something like the end of the semester as a goal! I certainly don’t miss the stress, though.
As an aside, how freaky is this?? Is it just me, or are there a greater number of young celebrities dying these days?!
Have a happy Monday!