Much like the fact that I used to be a vegetarian, it's hard to believe there was ever a time when I hated the treadmill. I'm also having a hard time figuring out how the hell I ran through 10+ previous winters, exclusively outside.
Granted, running on the treadmill has come a long way. The invention of Netflix and tablets coupled with the purchase of our own treadmill so I can actually use those things makes it significantly more palatable. When we got it, I couldn't imagine a time it would actually be more appealing than running outside - I assumed it would be a last resort sort of thing, or maybe for speedwork. But now, I really look forward to my treadmill runs. Even more so since I figured out how to play all the seasons of Game of Thrones on my tablet.
And even more so when the weather is this.
|About halfway through yesterday's winter storm|
|Polar vortex #2|
Yesterday was sort of a snow day (it was a teacher workday, so students were already off, but they closed schools even for us) and today is an official snow day.
Sleeping in is obviously my number one favorite part of snow days, but a close second is having the time to actually cook a nice dinner, not throwing the fastest thing together when I walk through the door because I'm about to eat my own hand.
When I got my cast iron skillet for Christmas, my parents lent me their special cast iron cookbook.
|Kind of wish I'd realized this required two hours of just cooking time (aside from prep) before I began, but it was worth the wait.|
|As usual, not photogenic, but delicious.|
|I think we watched The Little Mermaid 3 times.|
That's right. Starting Friday, I will officially own my own crochet supplies.
Would you rather run in extreme cold or extreme heat? I guess extreme cold, at least you can bundle up. Thank god with the treadmill I never have to make that tough choice again.