Cold and hungry (ALWAYS) …

In the midst of the chilliest winter I can EVER remember in California and during a time when I am expecting more from myself physically, I have come up with a new and accurate way of describing my whole being.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you aren’t ALWAYS cold and hungry!!!

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(Wardrobe) confusion …

I was absolutely freezing this morning. We had a pretty cold rain for us. We were in the 30s where I live and that is really unusual. But not as unusual as it was to be snowing in parts of Southern California like it did! Weather craziness! Anyway, my life long avoidance of the cold had me prepared. I was wearing a shirt with a sweatshirt over it, a scarf, a jacket and boots with socks. I was PREPARED!

Until I went and got a manicure and pedicure.

It never occurred to me that I wasn’t going to be able to put my boots back on for a while. And I had errands to run! So there I was dressed from head to toe for epic winter weather … wearing flip flops. What could people have been thinking?!?!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t look (wardrobe) confused!!!

Freezing my face off …

My friends who live in cold places will be making fun of me after they read this one. But still, I write. HA!

This morning I had some walking miles to get done so I got ready like I normally do. The first thing I do is check the temperature outside and the air quality, then dress accordingly. Which this time of year usually means about three layers of clothing. THREE. And no I’m not joking. On run days I often shed the layers but walking days are a different beast. I’m usually cold the entire time. To put my cold tolerance in perspective you must first know how I exist. My entire life has been spent one of two ways, avoiding getting cold or being cold. Even during the summer. My family and friends can all attest that this is the truth. I was not cut out for the cold. No way. No how.

That being said, I truly rely on my weather app. which was not accurate this morning. It must not have updated since yesterday. Sadly, I dressed for 59 degrees not the low 40s. That is the difference of AT LEAST one layer of clothing and completely messed with my pants length/weather ratio. Needless to say (and WAY understated), I was cold.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t freeze your face off!!!

Do it anyway …

I DID NOT wake up before my alarm this morning. I was SO tired. I DID NOT want to run. My legs felt like LEAD. They were literally DRAGGING. My back hurt and so did my shin. OUCH. I was COLD. It also started sprinkling. And then the wind kicked up. That’s when I AM COLD turned into I AM FREEZING TO DEATH. At no point this morning was I feeling like I GOT THIS. It was more like I DEFINITELY DON’T GOT THIS. But, you do what you gotta do.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you do it anyway!!!

Look, feel and smell …

I was shopping and wrapping and baking and trying to stay warm all day!

Well, I hope you all have a day that is beginning to look, feel and smell a lot like Christmas!!!

An insomnia-driven chocolate stupor …

Last night, after I got the girls off to bed, I suddenly found myself freezing cold. I turned up the heater and put on a light sweatshirt. I thought I would head off to bed as well but that didn’t happen. What I thought was going to be an early night for me ended up being a long drawn out sleepless extravaganza. I found myself wide awake until well after midnight. Ugh. And then I got a craving for chocolate. Ugh again. So, out of boredom and a huge desire not to obsess about chocolate all night long, I indulged in the smallest amount of chocolate possible. A chocolate sucker. I didn’t finish a quarter of it and it did the trick! Craving gone. I need to remember this one! Anyway, a little while later I finally got tired enough asleep. Yay!

Flash forward to this morning.

I woke up at 5 a.m. but decided to push my run off until later because it was raining pretty hard. After I dropped the girls off at school I quickly ran into the house, changed my clothes and started to head out the door. I realized I might get a little chilly so I threw back on the light sweatshirt that I had on last night and then left for my run.

Now I’m not sure if I was a whole lot more tired than I thought I was last night but about 3 miles into my run I noticed something. I had chocolate smeared all over the front of my sweatshirt. HUH?!?!

OK, first. How did I not notice it earlier? And second, how did it get there?!?! All I had was a quarter of a chocolate sucker at most! And it looked like at least that much was on my sweatshirt! It made me question my whole night. How many suckers did I actually have?!?! Did I DROOL while eating my fragment of a sucker?!?! And good Lordy, if I did, how did I not know THAT ONE?!? I’ll be honest folks, I’m baffled about this one. Utterly.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t experience an insomnia-driven chocolate stupor!!!

I froze my tootsies off …

Holy moly. It is cold here. At least it is for us folks in Southern California. Our high today is 59 degrees. I went outside earlier wearing just my flip-flops. BAD IDEA. With as easy as I get cold, I’m not sure what I was thinking. It’s going to take me until Spring to defrost!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t freeze your tootsies off!!!