Let’s just get right into the action, by starting where I left off on Friday evening as nightfall fell (hmm…does that mean it fell twice?) – it looked like this:
While the snow was starting to fall, the Girl got busy on a cupcake creation – Lemon Zucchini Pistachio with a Lemon Meringue topping.
Meanwhile, I got busy on pizza:
With cupcakes and pizza complete, fast forward a dozen hours of Blizzard later (not the Dairy Queen Blizzard, but rather the National Weather Service type), and here’s what it looked like outside:
Which, turns out is about 20-30” of snow. I never bothered to measure it – I figured plenty of other people did that. I’d guess in the mid-20’s though. It didn’t stop snowing until about 3-4PM on Saturday. Good times!
We took that opportunity to wander around a bit and check out the snow:
After we were done on our little walk, we decided that the road in front of the house wasn’t too bad. This is because the road is an emergency snow route, and thus really well plowed (constantly). By time nightfall came on Saturday, the snow had stopped, the skies cleared – and the road was completely and totally empty. Very eerie empty (see above).
So what better way to make use of a massive impromptu ‘running track’ than get our previously planned run workout done?
We each put on a pair of Yak Traks and got to it – it’s all about getting the work done:
We had quite a bit of fun actually, and the paces were only a few seconds/mile off normal:
After we finished the cool down, The Girl decided to play in the street. I have no idea what she was doing:
(Funny, you can see her Garmin Forerunner 305 lit up on her wrist)
Afterwards (which was kinda late…) I got to work on a nice hearty beef stew:
Which…finally finished a touch after midnight. But we had been a bit delayed all day anyways, so the delay wasn’t horrible. But the stew was very solid! (From this past month’s Cook’s Illustrated)
Oh, and The Girl put together a quick lemonade from some of the lemon’s Molly sent us (she had used the peel of this particular lemon on Friday for the cupcakes, then we used the insides for the lemonade):
Today (Sunday) brought clear skies and more wandering around checking it all out:
Mid-day we got on the trainers and knocked out a 95 minute workout, but we couldn’t get the swim’s in today since all of the rec centers and pools in the city are closed. 🙁
Later this evening for dinner I made Fresh Linguini Pasta with a Pork Ragu. This was a trifecta of pig. It.was.awesome.
And finally, to top the weekend off, The Girl made an incredible tasting Cherry filled Lemon Shortcake with a lemon glaze on top…trust me, it didn’t last long (she just named it: Lemon meets Cherry Bomb).
We now await Tuesday/Wednesday’s next winter blast, bringing yet another pile of snow…
As an aside, a couple of quick things into the random category:
I noticed on ST a thread this weekend rumoring some age-group testing for performance enhancing drugs at an Australian Ironman 70.3 event on Saturday. Awesome! You may remember my post on this a while back…
For DC/NY/Boston area folks: There’s a Multisport Expo thingy that’s free in March in a few cities, and the first 500 folks that register get a big ass swag bag. You know I’ll be there…at least for the free stuff anyway…