Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Sky is Falling

At least you would think so if you went to the grocery store last night. The shelves were practically bare. The employees were bringing milk and bread directly out of the stockroom in boxes and people were loading up their carts. It was insane. Apparently a prediction of 2-4 inches of snow requires one to have 3 gallons of milk and 4 dozen eggs on hand.

Luckily it was still clear this morning, and I was able to attend lunch at a friend's house. I actually met her through Pilot Wives' Club (our hubby's work for the same company). Hey, if you can meet your spouse online these days, why not a new friend?!

When we first met for lunch last January, she was hoping to be pregnant soon. Well almost a year later, I was there to celebrate the christening of their precious little boy. It was really kind of them to include me and Em in the special day. We had a great time, and way too much yummy cake.


When I got home the sky was already turning gray, but I wanted to get in a relaxed run before the snow started. It must have been the cold temps combined with all the sugary goodness coursing through me because I had no problem finishing 8 miles in an hour.


The rest of the week looked like this:

Mon: 5.2 mi on treadmill (@ 7.2, 1% incline), 15 mins elliptical
Tues: Off
Wed: 5 mi treadmill (fartleks ranging from 7.0-9.0, 1%-5% incline)
Thurs: off
Fri: off
Sat: 5.5 mi treadmill (@ 7.5, 1% incline), 25 mins elliptical
Sun: 8 mi outside @ 7:30/mi pace

So it was a light week with 3 days off, and mostly indoors. My workout today was solid, so I feel good about that. Looks like the treadmill will be in my future for the next few days. The flakes have already started, and they're going to shut this place dooown.

You stay warm Atlanta. And classy :)

9 comments:

  1. I'm really glad that I went yesterday and not today. The snow is pretty though.

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  2. That's great that you met another pilot's wife on the PWC... there aren't too many pilot's wives in Colorado on that website. Although I did meet 1 on the website. Our husbands work together too, and they just moved here from CA. I'm from MI.. so we both feel like outsiders to Colorado. It's so nice to find a common thread once in a while.

    p.s. I'm lucky to run 6 miles in an hour... super fast, nice work! :)

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  3. I kept seeing pictures of the naked shelves, but our Kroger and Walmart still had plenty of bread, milk, and eggs when we were at at 4:30.

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  4. It was so nice of you and Em to come yesterday! Can't believe how much has changed in a year. It's nice to have met such a wonderful new friend! Hope you're staying warm on the south side.

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  5. I think storm predictions tend to cause frenzied shopping everywhere, but I'll bet it's pretty extreme when they're predicting snow in Atlanta! Hope the weather doesn't get too bad. Looks like you definitely had a great 8 mile run yesterday.

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  6. Your whole family is so nice Melis! Thanks agian for including us.

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  7. I have avoided going to the grocery store here for this very reason. Apparently people are freaking out and clearing out stock. In the event that three inches of snow actually stops us from living our lives for a day or two, I'm confident we'll survive on the bag full of leftover Christmas candy that's in the closet.

    Nice speedy run!! You'll be leaving 1:40 in the dust with paces like that!

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  8. I think storm predictions tend to cause frenzied shopping everywhere, but I'll bet it's pretty extreme when they're predicting snow in Atlanta! Hope the weather doesn't get too bad. Looks like you definitely had a great 8 mile run yesterday.

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  9. I kept seeing pictures of the naked shelves, but our Kroger and Walmart still had plenty of bread, milk, and eggs when we were at at 4:30.

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