I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow. It’s our first official snow of the season!
The dogs were super excited. They love the cold weather and absolutely love playing around in the snow. From Instagram:
Don’t worry, that is Hank’s excited face. However, the chickens were less than thrilled about the snow. They came out and checked it out and then promptly went back in their coop.
They don’t seem to mind the cold weather too much, but they won’t really come out in it unless the sun is out. Agnes knew that she still had to go to work (i.e. lay an egg) even though it snowed.
|That’s focus right there.|
We had some gorgeous fall weather last week and weekend, but earlier this week it seems like we flew right past fall and landed in winter. We have had heavy frost most mornings and the overnight lows have been below freezing. Barry decided it was time to fire up the wood stove.
I love the heat from the woodstove and the smell. I especially love coming into the basement after a run outside in the cold and standing next to the woodstove so I can warm up.
Speaking of running, I am cautiously optimistic about my running prospects this weekend. My leg is feeling a lot better. I have been able to run up and down the stairs in our house without any pain and I can press on my shin without any pain. I am still debating between doing a longer (13-16 miles) run on Saturday or doing 10 miles Saturday and then 10 miles on Sunday. The latter was a suggestion from Holly and it’s not something I had thought of. But I like the idea of doing two shorter long runs with Sunday’s run simulating more fatigue. What I end up doing will all depend on how I feel tomorrow, I guess. It’s supposed to get down to 25 degrees tonight, so maybe it’ll be so cold tomorrow morning that I won’t be able to feel my leg! Just kidding, if it hurts I’ll stop. Promise.
I am looking forward to my run tomorrow morning for another reason, too. I get to run with Kim tomorrow! We have had conflicting schedules the past few weekends, which quickly adds up to it being nearly a month since we have run together. My leg better feel good, because I have a lot of catching up to do with Kim!
Have you had the first snow of the season, yet? Do you think it’s too early for snow?
What are your plans this weekend (running or otherwise)? Anyone racing??