I know some of you fancy yourselves to be amateur cooks, so you should know what blanching is. For those who don’t – for example, it’s when you’re boiling asparagus until it gets nice and bright green, then you immediately remove it and put in a bath of ice water to stop the cooking. Well that’s what happened to us here in Dallas. It was 80 degrees (American) one day….the very next day we were covered in ice. Yup.
So yeah, we’ve been blanched pretty good. I guess we were done cooking.
Anyway, pretty much the whole city shuts down whenever we get any bit of snow or ice. They even cancelled the Dallas Marathon. Bummer for everyone who spent the past few months training. And bummer for me because I was going to use part of the race course for my 19 mile Dopey Challenge training run on Sunday. Not sure what I’m going to do now.
Today called for 4 miles which I begrudgingly did on the dreadmill at the gym. I much prefer the outdoors, but I don’t want to step on an icy patch and take a nasty spill.
I’m supposed to do 9 miles on Saturday before the 19 on Sunday. Here’s hoping I can do it outdoors!!! Come on sidewalks and streets, de-ice yo-selves!
Also, I found an old pic from a newspaper in my hometown in Ohio. It shows some of us high school track and field kids winter-training down the coldy snowy streetys. I’m the one on the right with the bandana on my face – I can’t remember if it was to fight the cold air, or if I was going to rob a stage-coach afterwards.
Those were the days before all the fancy tech-thermal-moisture-wicking-temperature-regulating gear that folks wear now-a-days. Back then it was cotton and wool. You probably like my sweats and wool cap! The cool http://raceitliveitloveit.com/ blogger recently talked about those days on one of her posts. It wasn’t that long ago!
What about you? Did you get blanched? Do you run in ice or snow or stick to treadmills? Ever run in sweat pants and shirts?
At this time of year, @TheWelshWookie calls me Bambi, due to my ability to slip and slide in even the smallest patch of ice and snow: so much as I love running outdoors, it’s not a great option for me! Hope you’re returned to the boiling pan soon!