I Am Soo Over The Snow!

I live in the northeast, so I understand that I need to expect and tolerate a certain amount of cold weather and snow. And really, I try not to complain about the snow and slippery conditions at the start of the season. I try to enjoy its beauty and appreciate the season for what it’s worth.

However, there comes a time when I say, “Enough is enough.” I am over it. It’s not pretty enough to make me appreciate 15 inches of snow! This is now what the fifth big storm of the season? Enough already! Not only am I going to have to run 7 miles on the treadmill this evening, but I may also find myself running 14 miles on the treadmill this weekend. Absurd!

And you know, it really isn’t fair to dump this on us after we’ve had few somewhat mild and tolerable winters in the past few years. Just as I was getting used to more rain than snow during the winter, the 2010-2011 season rolls in and just keeps dumping snow on us.

Sorry for my little rant. I will say that despite me having to leave super early for work this morning in 15 inches of snow, I did find a few things comical:

  • When a person can move faster by walking than a cop car can because it’s stuck sideways across the street.
  • Following a 1-foot path down the sidewalk makes me wonder who was the brave soul that started said path in the first place…and thank you.
  • This one isn’t funny – but just a huge thank you to the business owners or buildings that actually shovel and snowplow in front of their building. You have no idea how happy I get when I see a nice clearing up ahead.
  • Watching a golden retriever puppy eagerly eat and attack the fresh snow on my way to work. Wish I could be that happy about it.
  • Women have it way better in the snow – we can wear tall boots and galoshes. I feel so bad for the poor men with their pants covered in snow and slush up to their knees. I say buy a pair of galoshes guys and start a new trend – I’ll support it!

And lastly, this really made me giggle as I walked into work today…


10 responses to “I Am Soo Over The Snow!

  1. I am also sick of the snow and we haven’t had nearly as much as you! This morning my gym closed down. C’mon guys there’s like 4 inches of snow in DC. Not awesome. And I was really really really looking forward to my evening run but everything is covered in gross ice. Ugh. Snow snow go away.

    • I agree – snow go away! I think there is more coming this weekend around here. Grr! I guess it will make spring that much sweeter when it finally arrives!

  2. My boss was supposed to be up near you guys for a meeting today. It got cancelled. He’s in the office instead. Blah!

  3. This weather is bananas! If I were a dude I would definitely wear galoshes or something. I think. 😉

  4. yeah it sucks. I think you’ll be totally fine for an outdoor 14 miler on Saturday though. And I wish more than anything to be joining you. GRRRRRR.

  5. Bodhi has been stalking snowmen all up and down the promenade this week. And then he makes his intentions clear by peeing on them. Ah dogs….

  6. I love that picture of the bike!
    I’m so over winter too! I shouldn’t complain, because I live in Minnesota but that doesn’t mean I’ll ever like it. 🙂

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