OK I'm not ACTUALLY SURE the weatherpeople are officially calling it a polar vortex, but it's cold AF here and will be for the forseeable future. Too cold for me to ride (frankly it's so cold it's irritating my breathing so even chores are a stretch outside), so I'm mostly huddled in front of the woodstove binge reading all my favorite book series when I'm not working -- or I'm in the (insulated, climate controlled lol) garage on the treadmill, since some work friends and I banded together to do a couch to 5K program together to get motivated and stay accountable!
|We'll get there when we get there!
Although the app I'm following didn't show me how the workouts are supposed to overlay on the calendar and I'm already done with my first "week" of workouts 3 days in. So. Oops?
|My dad sent me my favorite cookies from back home, and THANK GOD because my order of Girl Scout cookies is lost somewhere in Olathe, KS and delayed by weather.
|Weather like this, presumably.
|Back when it was still sort of "pleasant" last weekend. Ha.
|Temps dropped quickly when the snow arrived!
|Jack thinks this weather is bullshit, but he does like his cozy winter blanket.
|"This is bullshit"
(waiting for us to bring her a fresh bale haha)
|It's so cold I can't wear gym clothes to run, I'm running in my base layers, which definitely makes for a LOOK. Thankfully no one can see me ;)
|Dug out an old heated bucket. I don't even want to know what my electric bill will be next month!
|Watched a shitty football game over the weekend.
|IDK I might take the spiders at this point....
|One bright spot has been this awesome coat -- thanks for the inspiration Teresa!
|It's very warm. And obvs I love the color.
|Had to drive to a chiropractor's appointment and the roads were disgusting (I stopped in the middle of the road to take the picture, don't @ me, there was no one around for miles).
|When I was trying to talk myself into going out and running before work started yesterday morning. I was unsuccessful. I ran at lunch instead!
|My fat birbs don't seem to mind, I am refilling feeders like every other day (or daily in the case of their corn basket lol).
Anyway. That was a lot of photos to say it's frickin' freezing and very quiet over here, and probably will be for some time! Situation relatively normal for this time of year in central MO. The sun will come out and it will warm back up again eventually, and then all the ice will melt and it will be a muddy pit of despair, and then maybe around April or May things will start greening up and I'll regain my will to live :)