Day 20 -10,000 Swings in 28 Days: WICKED STAHM COMIN’!


If you live on the east coast I’m sure that you heard that here in Massachusetts we got hit with our first big winter storm.  Here in Boston we received about 15 inches of snow but some other locations were hit with almost 24 inches.  I really can’t complain about 15 inches because last February 2013 we were hit with almost 22 inches of snow, otherwise known as Storm Nemo, and it continued to dump snow on us week after week all the way into late March.

My neighborhood, Fallon Field in Roslindale, MA on February 9, 2013 #StormNemo


This year’s first storm was light and fluffy snow, drawn out over two days with arctic temperatures.  Honestly one of the highlights was reading through the Massachusetts State Police tweets and finding this gem that had a sign posted that the “Roads are WICKED SLIPPERY”.  Wicked.  Only in Massachusetts, I LOVE IT


This morning we headed out in arctic temperatures to dig out and when I say arctic temperatures, I mean it.  This was the weather forecast for today…


I bundled up in my ski gear, goggles included because I remember from last year the winds were so bad that I needed them. This year wasn’t as bad so I could ditch the goggles but I still had on so many layers that I was moving just about as adeptly as the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.  Our neighbor who was shoveling snow in shorts last night decided to wear pants today.  He told me yesterday that when the temps get below freezing he’ll put on some pants.  (I am not making this up.)  Well, today the temps were below freezing so it called for pants.  Eric was happy he had his beard while he was snowblowing the driveway because he didn’t need to cover his face.  He had a face cover au naturale…. He emerged from our back lot with a beard that was once brown and now white.  I should have taken a picture.  It was like a commercial for frosted flakes except it was a frosted beard.

My neighborhood, Fallon Field in Roslindale, MA on January 3, 2014 

Eric’s beard is brown in this photo, the snow melted… and our neighbor in the blue decided to wear pants instead of shorts.  Good choice if you ask me.


Due to the snowstorm and New Year’s day, I am two days behind in my 10,000 Swings program.  I took New Years Day off and the day before that I went to yoga.  So I was going to make up Thursday training today and Friday training tomorrow but after I got in from two hours of digging out from the snow, that was it for me for the day.  Therefore tomorrow will have to be Thursday’s training and Sunday will have to be Friday’s training.  If I train straight for the next seven days I can be done on schedule on Friday January 10, 2014 but I’m not sure how my body will take that.  I’ll keep you all posted.  In the meantime, if you’re having similar interruptions to your training, don’t give up, keep going even if your schedule is delayed.   When you’re unable to train, whether it’s the 10,000 swing program or your general training program, the most important thing to stay on track with is your nutrition.  As long as you are eating “clean” and healthy, you can be bumped off your training schedule a few days and you’ll be able to jump right back in still feeling like you did not fall out of a routine.

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