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From Snow to Sunny, 60s, and Sprinting
First, the snow.
I know half an inch of snow and temperatures in the teens aren’t a big deal to many readers of my blog. But in Austin, Texas, it’s a very unusual occurrence. According to the local news, last week included some of the coldest temperatures in Austin since 1989. (Our friends, visiting from Alaska, joked that we really didn’t need to go so far to make them feel welcome.) That kind of freaky weather shuts down our town and makes everyone start jumping up and down, yelling,
Look! This is a photo Dave took of the street near our house. (See more photos of snowy Austin here.)
Early Friday morning, we piled on the layers – I wore two pairs of pants and a silk tshirt under a longsleeved tshirt under a turtleneck under a cardigan under a fake fur coat)– and we went for a walk in the winter wonderland. Dave even made a snow angel!
But that was Friday.
Yesterday the sun lit up the fairy tale-blue sky, the temperature climbed to 60-something, and it was Perfect Running Weather™, so we hit the trail.
PRW deserves more than a ho-hum slog around the lake, so this is what I did:
Sunny, 60s, and Sprinting Workout
2:00 run + :30 walk
:30 sprint + 1:00 walk
easy half-mile run to the end of the 3-mile loop
Then we ate salads on the roof patio of Whole Foods with our guests, and lounged in the sun like lizards.
Visiting pals + snow day + Perfect Running Weather = awesome weekend.