Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Let it snow, let it snow...

View from our Balcony
Jetola in Houston was freezing cold last week as the "MegaStorm" or whatever it was called swept through the US South from Texas through Virginia.

Larry in New York and Deb in Boston were dealing with the massive snow dump that shut down the US North East for a couple of days.  At one point I was speak to someone in Baltimore and he said it was snowing so hard he "could almost hear the snow falling!"  That some serious Snow!

North of Toronto in the 'Snow Belt' (Barrie up to the Muskoka Cottage Country and across Georgian Bay to Collingingwood and beyond) it's snowed so much that they'll still have snow on the ground in July!  A slight exaggeration but not by much.  When we lived in Wasaga Beach on the shores of Georgian Bay we had 10 foot high snow banks on both sides of our driveway and it was early June before it all melted.  Now that we've been apartment dwellers in Toronto for the past couple of years, I can honestly say I don't mind winter.

That was until this past winter.  Even though we haven't had quite the same snow fall in Toronto, it's screwed up my outdoor running.  From the home owners who don't clear the sidewalks in front of their homes, to the ridiculous amounts of salt and Calcium Chloride dumped on the roads in the city of Toronto, it's been messy running.  Plus with the ridiculously cold temperatures, I've been using absolutely all my winter running gear this year.

But thorough it all...the snow, the cold, the ice, we've all been running.  I've seen more runners on the roads around our home while out running before dawn. We grunt greetings as we pass.  It's a great feeling to know that we won't let winter defeat us. so a Salute to Jet, Larry, Deb and all my fellow running friends affected by the crazy winter:  Let it snow, let it snow...!

Until next time...

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