|January 24, 2013||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
Did you guys hear?
It’s cold out.
This is probably brand new information to you. Absolutely no one is talking about it.
In related news, Vermont is currently considering whether it will deny me of the right to call it my home state after I complained about the weather in DC.
The first sign of a native Vermonter turning into a total wimp may or may not be the act of describing conditions in DC as “insanely cold” when it is a full FORTY DEGREES colder up north. Or, as one friend’s father in VT put it, “it’s only 56 degrees below freezing.”
Next time someone asks why I moved, I’m showing them weather.com screenshots from today.
Regardless of how much colder it is in the Green Mountain State, it’s still F-ing cold in the District. So cold that I finally broke the no pants streak I’ve kept alive since Snowmaggedon of 2010.
Snowmaggedon with pants on the left, an unpictured blissful three years of running shorts in the middle, this morning’s tragic death of the no pants dance on the right. Womp womp.
If you’re looking for a way to stay warm today, I have two suggestions to get your digits moving:
First, I was excited to learn this morning that Sweat Once a Day was nominated for Best Running Blog in DC in Run Washington’s Best of Washington Running poll.
DC and its weekly races, endless running routes and amazing community of runners has completely changed me as an athlete and a person. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to be included on this list.
Run Washington is my go to source for race information in DC. If you’re local, bookmark it ASAP and if you’re from out of town, I highly recommend using it to explore the DC race scene before your next visit to our ‘hood.
It probably takes about two minutes to fill out the survey and vote. I suggest seizing the opportunity to educate yourself on some of DC’s best races, running stores, and running paths as you cast your votes. My one complaint that this girl shares with me is that you can’t select “all of the above” for some of the questions-especially the “what’s your favorite thing about running in DC?” If you do me a solid and submit your ballot, I promise the next finish line beer is on me.
Secondly, Vermont City Marathon (the best marathon on the planet, in case you forgot) is running a really cool contest for their 2013 race (pun intended). They are selecting one marathoning newbie to be the rookie of the year and document her training escapades on the official Run Vermont blog over the next four months.
Meet my brother and Krysten. No, I can’t tell you what they are doing. I’m guessing cross-training for the marathon. Krysten is clearly going to kill this thing.
If she wins, I guarantee you will want to add her marathon blogging to your reader. This girl is hilarious
More Krysten and Jameson. I assume this is also marathon training…of the spectator variety to get Jameson ready for the sidelines. Jamo, show up in anything less than a tiger onesie and both Krysten and I will probably never speak to you again.
And ready to train her ass off (in a safe and responsible way of course) for this May’s Vermont City Marathon.
Vote HERE for Krysten. It takes two seconds. Seriously. Move those fingers, click over and VOTE in just two very small, very quick seconds and we’ll all get four straight months of killer jokes, hilarious training stories, and more tiger onesie shots.