The worst of it isn’t here yet, but New England (and Boston in particular) is gearing up for winter storm Nemo. The internet is full of Finding Nemo memes, but I’ll spare you. Instead, how about I just remind you what I’m talking about when I say storm.
As of last night weather.com was projecting around two feet of snow for Boston. Now they’re projecting almost three.
In anticipation of the storm I decided to get out for my 5 mile run this morning. I kept putting it off just a little at a time and before I knew it the snow had started. Not very heavy, but enough to get my butt on the move.
I plotted out just over 5 miles around the neighborhood and set out all bundled up. Within the first mile I had almost entirely lost the ability to see. It wasn’t that visibility in general was that poor already, but the wind picked up quick and the snow kept batting me in the eyes. It was all I could do to keep my eyes open.
Once I hit the two mile mark I was really struggling. Finally, I called it and jogged up the nearest hill back to the apartment. Even though I was disappointed I didn’t finish the run I had mapped out, I was really excited to see that I had been running for over 23 minutes. I could have chosen to not run at all in the face of the impending storm, but I got out and did it.
Even more exciting is that I’m getting some of my speed back! Once I got inside I mapped out the run I actually did (minus the hill since I had already stopped my watch) and found out it was 2.4 miles making my pace 9:39 per mile! That’s not my fastest mile ever, not by a long shot, but considering my pace at the race on Sunday was 10:07 per mile, I’m super excited to see that I’m getting some speed back.
Even though it felt like Nemo got the best of me, I have to admit that I rocked that run in many ways. With that in mind, I consider it a draw. Becki: 1, Nemo: 1.
Now it’s time for some hummus and heirloom tomatoes for #plantPOWER day H while I wait for Joe to get home from his half day of work. Then it’s all about hunkering down and preparing for this storm. I have my crank powered lantern all set to go in case we lose power and plenty of food to survive the weekend.
Are you being affected by Nemo? What’s your plan for making it through?