Snow Run

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Heeeey.  I thought Charlotte’s spring had arrived.  Guess I was wrong!


(I always blow the white flowers off these things when I see ‘em – but couldn’t because they were too icy!)


It’s clichéd to complain about baby sleep, but man – last night was rough. Henry is usually so good (thanks, sleep training!), but every now and then, it all goes out the window.  Much like adults’ sleep, I guess.  We had an epic screamfest from 10:30 to midnight plus a 4:00 AM wakeup.  It’s such a horrible feeling, too – to know your baby is upset or in pain, and you can’t figure out why or how to make it better.  It’s like… maybe it’s a tummy ache, maybe its a nightmare, maybe it’s teething, maybe he’s a secret agent sent to kill me via sleep deprivation. 


All I can say is… thank goodness it happened on a Friday night.


Moments like that make me REALLY appreciate running.  It was so nice to do something for myself this morning.  Nothing like a blast of icy cold air to the face to wake a momma up!


And it was snowing.  So much snow!  I don’t think much of it will stick, but it was fun to watch the big, fat flakes fall from the sky as I did a 5K.  I was multitasking and listening to NPR while exercising – it felt good to catch up on world events, too.


Anyone else run with lip balm in your pocket? I know some runners require lip balm year-around, but I only need it during really cold runs like today’s.  Seriously – it’s a requirement akin to sneakers.  My feet will not move without chapstick on my lips!


Maggie and James say hi.  They are tired from last night, too.IMG_5296

Side note: I woke up this morning, and Maggie was spooning me from behind – like the big spoon.  It was ridiculous (but also sweet and warm).


Have a great Saturday!



  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 2, 2013, 11:38 am

    Maybe there was something in the air because I had a HORRIBLE night of sleep as well but I don’t have a screaming baby to blame, just myself. Actually it was probably the mug of hot chocolate and a delayed sugar-rush (?) to blame but it was awful. So awful I allowed my 7 mile run to scare the crap out of me and make me push it back to tomorrow. I’m kinda bummed about it, especially as I find myself getting frustrated with people today. Good for you for getting out there despite a poor nights sleep!

  • Emily@2:DESIGN:CENTS March 2, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Running is the best escape! I love snow runs!

  • Jelena@ FabLifePhd March 2, 2013, 12:07 pm

    When it gets cold I have to use lipbalm not only on my lips, but also at the top of my nose. I run next to the river, and wind and sweat make my nose look like a Rudolph 🙂

  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness March 2, 2013, 1:01 pm

    I love the picture of the ice on the flowers. I had a great run this morning but I stuck to the track and treadmill, I’m not yet brave enough to venture out into the cold. I hope baby Henry sleeps better tonight!

  • Bonnie March 2, 2013, 2:07 pm

    I know you’re sleep deprived, but it’s Saturday!! Still one more day of weekend, don’t end it early!

  • Angela March 2, 2013, 3:20 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of the honey Burt’s but I loveeeee the original and the grapefruit! My favorites! 🙂

  • Amanda March 2, 2013, 3:24 pm

    I need lip balm too! I’m really loving Burt’s bees, that peppermint rocks my world….I have three. Another great one for running is from mission skin care it’s got SPF 20 and is lemonade flavored. That one lasted for a 15K in the summer!

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change March 2, 2013, 3:37 pm

    Love snow runs! It makes you feel so powerful to think your running in the snow, while others are sleeping or watching you!

  • Laura March 2, 2013, 5:00 pm

    Henry’s too young to be experiencing nightmares so you can rule that worry out!

  • Jill @ a Girl in Progress March 2, 2013, 8:01 pm

    Oh my gosh – I thought I was the only one who had to wear lip balm while running! I’m glad to hear I’m not alone. I’ve made the mistake of running wihout it before – it was a nightmare. 🙂 Definitely a must have for me as well.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 3, 2013, 2:44 pm

    I always have to put on lip balm before running, but I need all year round here in Colorado because it is so dry during every season. I prefer mint chapstick because I like to feel the tingle while I’m jogging 🙂

  • Carly @ Life in Training March 3, 2013, 11:36 pm

    I have started out on a run and turned right around and gone back for lip balm if I’ve forgotten. My dry lips would be all I would think about if I went out sans balm!! 😉
    Sorry you had a rough night Friday – it’s almost harder when they’re such good sleepers to have a waking night.

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