MORE SNOW YAY!
I worked out this morning and then got an oil change in the midst of another mini-blizzard (or a one-fifths blizzard on the 2011 Midwest Blizzard Scale). We got a nice four inches of snow on top of that pesky ice that still.has.not.melted. I really see no point in leaving the house for the rest of the day.
I’m half working, half playing. I need to catch up on some stuff, but I don’t really mind because when you work at home on Saturday, it’s totally kosher to drink beer and wear pajamas. Ask anyone.
I think I wear probably the best pajamas ever:
Twenty-year-young Santa Cruz snowboards hoodie, nightgown, leggings, legwarmers and furry slippers. It nice.
As for the beer, I am drinking a sessiony (read: daytime) Sheet Metal Blonde Belgian style wheat ale from Barley Island (4.8% ABV/17 IBU).
Honestly, I didn’t think I liked this beer the first time I tried it. Because my love affair with craft beer began with a big, hoppy, flavor-obvious IPA, I have some difficulty detecting the more subtle nuances of the lighter wheat beers. (This is probably why more people watch Two and Half Men than Arrested Development; it’s that don’t-make-me-have-to-think-about-it mentality.)
But SMB is light and easy to drink; orangey and spicy with a nice, clean, zippy finish. And just look at that nice foamy lacing on the glass.
I was supposed to do a seven mile race at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, but it was canceled.
Due to the recent icestorm and additional 5″ of snow Zionsville saw this afternoon the Groundhog 7 planning committee has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the Groundhog 7 race tomorrow 2/6/2011, 1:00 pm at Zionsville High School.
The Groundhog 7 planning committee spent a good hour out on the course. Some roads were OK and some were just plain bad. The Zionsville Trail is snow-covered ice and the Zionsville High School parking lot hasn’t been touched, leaving nowhere for us to park. We even considered shortening the route, taking the course in reverse for a 5k distance. This didn’t work either as the alternative route (given the approved course) had the worst roads.
I may consider being a superbadass and running on my own. I was counting on that being my long run for the week and I’d feel sort of worthless without it. Plus, given the outlook (only 40% chance for snow and high of 35°!!!), the conditions are practically perfect.
If not for the stupid ice.