Monday, January 4, 2010

Another weekend update

This will be quick as I have about 10 minutes before I have to head out for work!

First of all, I want to thank everyone for the advice I received from my last post. I've already utilized much of it!!!!

Weekend News:

Actually my last post was Wednesday so I'll start with New Years Eve. Temp was well below zero all day and I was desperately trying to find a little window of warmth to get part of my long run done outside. Waited all day and it didn't happen. So, while all of you were whooping it up on the town on New Year's Eve, I was running 18 stinkin' miles on the treadmill. Totally sucked but I forced myself to run all 18 at the same pace and only changed the incline. I'm trying to get back to more of a steady rhythm for my long runs.

Headed out of town very early in the morning on New Year's Day with Reese for her hockey tournament in Fargo, ND. It was 36 degrees below zero before the windchill when I left my house. Freakin' ridiculous! Now, last year we bought a brand new Chevy Suburban with off road tires, a built in GPS, Onstar, and everything else you might need traveling in the boondocks through frigid temps and nasty roads. Did I take this vehicle? No, I took my stupid car because I thought with just Reese and me, we would save a little money on gas and didn't need the space. My husband was already at work when I left or he would have never let me do this. Reese won her game on Friday night 8-0.

Jump ahead to Saturday morning. I went outside at 5:30 am to start my car because we had a 7:30 game. -42 degrees! The thing didn't even turn over at all. I spent the next 30 minutes trying to jump start the thing with my portable battery pack cables. I grabbed the red cable and squeezed it to attatch it to the battery post. It was so cold, the plastic on the darn thing shattered. In the middle of this I somehow cut my hand pretty bad (it was was to frostbit to feel) and looked down to see blood all over the front of my white winter coat which was the only one I brought for the weekend. This story is way to long to continue but eventually a nice guy came to my rescue and I got it started. I needed to vent and blame someone for my mishap so my poor husband really got it over the phone! He's used to me, so this is nothing new!

OK-I'm really pressed for time. I will have to post again tonight! I also rear-ended a vehicle on the ice and left my car running for 16 straight hours. Way to save money on gas!!

I will be catching up on your blogs during my lunch break and I will complete this rambling tyrant later!! Have a good day!

10 comments:

Katie A. said...

Oh no!!! I am sooo sorry! You are a trooper! How did the coat fair and your poor little hand!!?
Glad Reese won her games! And you are amazing for doing 18 miles on the treadmill - did it once and will NEVER do that again! :)

Julie said...

Oh my goodness...that is really cold! You win for being the blogger dealing with the coldest temps! Good job on your long treadmill workout:)

Genesis said...

i would never leave the house in those temps! you totally deserve an award for braving that type of weather!

Velma said...

Oh no!!! I don't know how you do it. 18 miles on New Years eve - you earned Boston already!

Lisa said...

Wow. I just don't know how you do it. I don't think much of anything could get me out of the house when it's that cold! You are an inspiration for so many reasons, and that is another!

SueMac said...

And to think I'm down here in Alabama complaining that it's barely reaching 32 degrees there this week.... wow! No more complaining here! So sorry about your crappy weekend and especially your white coat!

Meg Runs said...

You are busy! Great job getting out there again in the cold, you are tough!

TMB said...

How do you handle those temperatures? I couldn't do it. I'm such a wimp! Your determination is keeping me motivated

Melissa said...

That is too freaking cold. You are a rock star!

robinbb said...

OK, somehow I missed this post yesterday, but I must thank you. Thank you for reminding me why I will never move back to Northern Minnesota. I really miss the small-town feeling, but I must find it somewhere else. All your stories only bring back bad memories of cars not starting and freezing cold everything. :) But the people are great there so I am always tempted!