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Shock and thaw

29 Dec

I was over the snow: First it was pretty, but it quickly became slushy, then grey, then slippy and it stopped me from running for ages, leaving me with no choice but to eat a third helping of Christmas pud, a bag of chocolate pennies, mince pies…the list goes on.

It pretended to thaw a few days ago but then froze up again overnight so that even running on grass was to reenact Todd Carty’s contribution to Dancing on Ice (the Youtube sensation below).

Anyway, the rain came down and the snow gave up and now, finally, I can go for a run.

Which is good news firstly because I was fed up of trudging to work in these conditions.

Snowy conditions in the Swiss Alps

Laura trekking in the Swiss Alps

And secondly because I have NEW trainers. In fact I’ve got a heap of new running kit courtesy of the January sales.

I’m off out now to put it all through its paces.

Snow excuse

18 Dec

So no run today on account of icy snowy conditions. Well, that and a hangover.

Last night was “Mad Friday” and so it came to pass that the work Christmas party took place in Liverpool despite blizzard conditions. Flakes the size of 50p pieces were flying everywhere, it was hard to believe we were in Merseyside. I’ve only ever seen snow like that before in the Alps. I’m not sure what was falling to the floor faster – women in inappropriate footwear or the snow.

Anyway, weather aside it was fun. For Liverpool types the venue was the new Clove Hitch on Hope Street – formerly El Macho – its fairly new and it was pretty good.

So I was a bit hazy of head this morning, with the start of a sniffle and when faced with the prospect of falling over in the snow or being pelted with snowballs (inevitable) I wimped out. Which means that there’s only one thing for it: Tomorrow it’s treadmill time.

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