A Touch of Cabin Fever,The Yorkshire Standstill………….Oh and a Run!

So its fair to say conditions weren’t great for running when I ventured out of the door after work. Slippy underfoot, raining and freezing cold, but even if it had been six foot deep with snow out there I would still have gone, I needed to run. After 4 days of indoor play – health and safety strikes again, Cabin fever is setting in. Thank goodness its only one day left till half term, cos looking out of the window at the falling snow I can’t see us getting out any time soon.  I’ve got to say the run did the trick, the rain never really let up, in fact it was doing its best to snow and yet I loved every minute of it, my planned five miles became seven and even a little slip on some ice, whoosh down I went- thankfully it was dark so no one noticed(hopefully), didn’t prevent a decent time. Cabin fever cured! 

Run done, warm soak in the bath then time to watch the local news and weather, now I need another run to clear my head again. Why why why does a bit of dodgy weather bring all of Yorkshire to a standstill.  First we had an explanation as to what freezing rain is – rain that freezes- even showed a bin wagon with some freezing rain on it- ice!! Then we had the wall with the black ice on it. See how shiny that is the man said,that means its really dangerous- yes if you walk on the  chuffing wall. “Lets go to our reporter in Sheffield now, how bad is it there?”  Over to man stood on random bridge with traffic whizzing past him in the background. ” Well traffic was really bad an hour ago (5:30ish) but its clearing now.” Erm wasn’t that rush hour!!!!  Same thing, different bridge in Leeds. Another man up a lonely snow covered street in York, traffic clearly seen moving freely on the A64 some way behing him. ” Its settling here, conditions are getting bad, no the’y’re  not I’ve just run on a road with more snow than that on it in the middle of Sandal (posh part of Wakefield). Then the weather forecast – we’re all doomed!!!! Snow, ice, freezing rain -rain that freezes- god those shiny walls are going to be a nightmare tomorrow……….

So don’t ask me how I managed it in such terrible conditions, amazingly my running mate managed to do it in Ossett (small village type thing on outskirts of Wakefield) as well, anyway

 7 miles in 1 hour 46 seconds.

Arctic  Running Tomorrow

Bring it On



The Wrong Route, a Big Cheer and the Commandment Carrot……….

So today dawned frosty and bright with the snow still covering the ground. Not the massive problem the media was making it out to be however, but ever so slightly annoying when you’re wanting to run. (Even more annoying when it means indoor play, all day, arrgh!) Still the sun shone all day and in places, the snow started to melt. Sadly not in all the places I expected to run. Mistake number one was not wearing my newly tested Yaktrax (great in the right sort of snow) because although the paths near the main roads were clear the rest were not. Mistake number 2, not running on the paths near the main roads, the paths I chose obviously were  not in the suns reach today cos there was plenty of compacted snow (the right sort of snow), back to mistake number one!!! Still I’d started so I had to finish and just when I thought  my legs couldn’t run anymore a loud cheer of ‘go on Dawn’ came from a passing car, Denise from work on her way home. It was just the lift I needed to get me home and I don’t mean she gave me a lift home. I wonder if she’d mind driving past at the end of every run?

Run done, time for half hours aerobics and weights while the tea was cooking, yes its time to banish the bingo wings and jelly belly (again) ready for the Jolly Hollies, come May. Don’t want the Floridian’s mistaking me for shamu now,  do I?

Trick question for all of you, which commandment has something to do with a carrot………..

No, well I don’t know either, but when Jack typed ‘Ten Commandment Clipart’ into Google, here is what came up

Can’t wait to see what his R.E teacher thinks to this one.

Which Commandment?!?

 4 miles in 34 minutes 22 seconds.

Snow free running tomorrow (please)

Bring it on



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