Thinking about It Thursday

This week, I'm thinking...

  (Ice-covered car window from 2016--I haven't taken any winter pics yet this year)

(Ice-covered car window from 2016--I haven't taken any winter pics yet this year)

  • That it's such a Western NY thing to do to start training for a 5k outside in the snow
  • That running on snow-covered sidewalks is akin to running on a sandy beach
    • except for the temperature
    • and the color of the sky
    • and, basically, any color visible anywhere
    • except my neon running clothes
    • because I'm desperate for color by February
  • That "running" may be overstating what we're doing at this point
  • How excited I was when I saw that I don't leave town for vacation until after the Color Run is in Rochester
    • so I get to finally do the Color Run
    • because don't all quilters basically want to take a bath in color?
  • How that means I'm suddenly going from not-a-runner to signed up for two 5ks in a row
    • because the "graduation" event of the running club is the Wegmans Family 5k at the end of April
    • and the Color Run is in the middle of May
    • so I know I'll keep running for at least that long!
  • That I'd really better not blow out my knee this time around or I'll be seriously ticked at myself
  • How that's the reason I joined the 5k training club through Fleet Feet
    • so I would train properly
    • and have people to ask about form and such
    • and not have to run alone
    • because that's creepy
    • even if Fleet Feet did make us all get headlamps to wear for our evening runs until daylight savings time
    • so we'll look like an alien glowing caterpillar when all 50-ish of us are out running two-by-two along city streets
    • which makes me really wish someone could get an aerial shot of that
  • How I've still got a lot of prep to do before Saturday when we're hosting a tea party for DD's 24th birthday
    • because she's big into tea
    • and so am I
    • and its fun to bring out for once the family tea sets we've inherited
  • That I can't wait to make the cranberry orange scones from my friend's recipe because those scones were dang good when she gave some to me as a Christmas gift
  • How I need to save up as many WW weekly points as possible for those scones
    • and clotted cream
    • and homemade preserves from my sister-in-law
    • but at least I drink my tea straight....