Damn, it's cold! 17 degrees right now, with a wind chill of 3. The wind is gusting up to 45 miles per hour, or at least that's what the most current Winter Storm Warning says:
* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR INTO THURSDAY MORNING ...CREATING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
I woke up at 3 a.m., which isn't as bad as it sounds, since I went to bed last night around 8:30. That's plenty of sleep. But I'll have to take a nap today to get through tomorrow.
I'm heading out to visit my daughter and her family in Tennessee, which is about a 7-hour drive. To get ready, I need to do some laundry. My laundry room is in my garage. My DETACHED garage. Meaning I will have to brave the wind and snow and cold in order to have clean clothes for my trip. Oh, and the luggage is out there, too.
I'm sure Elora <http://justofftheonelaneroad.blogspot.com> doesn't feel a bit sorry for me - she has to brave the weather to milk the cow and feed all the animals. That's more important than clean laundry.
So I'll quit my bitchin'.
I have completed both of my planned strength-training workouts this week. (Thank you again to Gingersnapper <http://somegingersomesnap.blogspot.com/>, who sent me some DVDs!) Yeah, me! I also have managed at least 60 minutes of daily intentional activity so far. I hope to keep it up while I'm gone; it will depend entirely on the weather.
My mileage goal for January is toast. The elliptical measures distance, but not miles - it counts how many revolutions the flywheel turns. I'm not worried about missing the mileage goal, though; it was incidental to the primary ones of weight-training and an hour a day.
Anyway. Not sure how much blogging will get done while I'm gone. The BlackBerry makes it more likely, but I might take a little break anyway. May your weather be lovely all weekend. Mine, too!
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