Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Snow Day

Quickie post, as I'm on deadline (but then again, when am I not?!). About a half-foot of snow fell yesterday. Big, soft lovely snowflakes, silvering the trees and blanketing rooftops. I walk about 3 miles a day to and from the Metro, and yesterday the walks were straight out Currier & Ives.

However: Almost all school districts within a 50-mile radius, some local governments, and even the federal government shut down yesterday before even one little snowflake hit the cold ground. Wimps! A lot of people here who grew up in New England (where they rarely close schools because of snow) are astounded by D.C.'s lack of backbone.

Even I, a girl from sunny, temperate L.A., can't believe the quivering, Chicken Little attitude ("The sky is falling! The sky is falling!") of school and government officials. Grow some cojones, people.

Running Update: No run yesterday; it was my rest day. Today, instead of running on a treadmill (it's too slippery and icy to run outside), I'll do 45 minutes on the elliptical machine at level 20, the highest resistance level. That's a suggestion from E., one of my 10K running coaches.

She should know. She's run a couple of dozen marathons, including Boston. She's 5'10" with long, strong legs and lungs that won't quit. I want to be her in my next life.


  1. I wonder if people just call a snow day because they just want a break. I took today off because I had a day coming and who wants to drive in the mess when they can stay home in their jammies. :)

  2. A snow day would be nice. I don't think we've had a snow day here in at least 2 years.