I’ve officially survived the blizzard of 2010! I’m sure that snow for a lot of people just means a hassle and a mess, but to this Tucsonian it means 20″ inches of fluffy white fun fell all over the state! However, it definitely meant no running on the track for a couple days. I guess I’m just not hardcore enough to try to wade-run!
However, this didn’t grind my exercise resolution to a halt. Save for Christmas day, I’ve exercised every day of my trip! So I couldn’t wait to go outside yesterday and shovel my Mom out of this winter wonderland!
As long as the wind didn’t blow, I wasn’t too cold, despite how ill-equipped for the snow I was. No snow pants, no snow gloves (by the end of it I went through three pairs!), and certainly no snow boots. But I completed the walkway in no time, and thought to myself, this is going to be easy!
And then I saw my Mom’s car. This was some intense shoveling! The snow plough had made drifts half as high as me all around her SUV, which needed a pretty sizeable space shoveled around it. So, I shoveled. And shoveled and shoveled and shoveled. I was a shoveling machine! My Mom helped a little, but has been feeling sick, so most of this was all me.
So, here I am, about to fall over one sweaty, shovel-tastic hour later. Afterwards I felt some well-deserved snow fun was in order, so we headed to the park! My Mom and I built a snow man, made snow angels, and frolicked. After all, how many times will I get to play in snow like this again!?
And let me just say… I woke up this morning with a practically paralyzed shoulder! That was some GREAT exercise! Now I just need that snowman to come to life and give me a massage!