Thanks to restless kids, I was wide awake at 5 am Monday morning.
Sometimes I really want to _________ my kids when they wake us all up that early.
(Fill in the blank with the appropriate term. Just don't call CPS. I promise that as much as I may want to _________ my kids, I am not.)
And then sometimes I really want to thank them for yanking me out of bed that early. That gives me the opportunity to get out of the house and run my miles OUTSIDE while Joe is still home. It almost always makes my day when I start it with an outdoor run. I'm not very good about answering to an alarm clock. At least it will go away once you hit "snooze". The kids don't come with snooze buttons and they are not easily ignored.
Anyway, since I was up at 5 am, I ran my four miles outside. Yay!, but may I whine for a moment?
Weren't you already whining about the kids?
Yes, but can I whine about something else?
I'm going to go ahead and make the assumption that you, whoever "you" is, said, "Yes! Please! Whine to me!"
I really try to make it a personal point not to whine about the weather. I live in Utah, where many a license plate totes the saying "The Best Snow on Earth". It snows here. A lot and for a long time. It comes every year, without fail. And I'm totally chill with that. (Ha ha! Get it? "Chill"?)
So...it drives me crazy when people complain about something so unchangeable as the weather. Every year, like clockwork, like WEATHER, we know winter is coming. Along with it comes snow. Cold, icy, wet snow.
Don't like it? Fine. Move! I hear Arizona or California or Hawaii is lovely this time of year. But if you insist on living somewhere where there are four distinct seasons, don't moan and murmer every single time the snow flies or the temperature soars above 85. If you don't like something, CHANGE IT! If you can't change it...DEAL WITH IT. Quietly, please.
That being said...
This is the first winter I have braved the elements and trained/ran through. And I am so so so so sosososososososoSOOOOO sick of the cold and dark and ice and danger of winter running!
C'MON SPRING!!! I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!