Woke up and the roads were saying “don’t drive on me” so work was canceled. I was up, dressed, makeup ready, but what was I doing? Nothing. John and I decided to face the truest test- if you can make it to the gym in the snow, you can make it anytime. We passed our self inflicted test and headed out to the gym. This is particularly important to me because February is the official start of half marathon training. I began my Monday morning with a 5k in 28 minutes. I felt fabulous and powerful so I did 200 twist crunches with a medicine ball. At that point the sky was the limit so I did what anyone would do- I decided I earned the right to lay around all day.
Then I realized something pretty profound- it’s only snow and I live on a beach. It became mandatory that I suit up in my warmest gear and head down to the sand.
Remember that time, yesterday, when it was 50 outside and I was swimming in the ocean?! This is living. It’s days like today that I’m reminded that my disease does not define me, it does not control me, it’s just a part of me. I remember questioning if I would ever be able to enjoy my life following my diagnosis- the answer is an unequivocal yes.
I love that beach
I have a feeling my blog will be a constant source of nostalgia for you. Feel free to teach me how to live like a true local.
You have to play volleyball on the beach in summer, even if you aren’t any good.
You have to go to Gino’s and eat ices and order a whole pizza and eat it on the boardwalk, just you and your bf.
You have to see a huge moon shining over the Lido Beach hotel and remember it 42 years later
You have to look at 330 E. Broadway and see your childhood.
East School, West school, all aroudn the town.
You have to remember the movies that played at the theater next to the Laurel Street diner, even though it’s been gone forever.
This summer I am without a doubt playing- and no, I’m not good!
I will definitely try Gino’s pie and the boardwalk but I’m more of a sorrentos girl.
I’ve seen the moon- stunning.
Is that the address where you grew up?
Amazing pictures!!! It looks cold but beautiful!
Surprisingly not that bad! Definitely packed my gloves with hand warmers 🙂 worth the outdoor adventure
Awesome! Good for you!!
Thank you 🙂 now I just got home from work and all I can think about it how much I do not want to leave my couch. This post is a gentle reminder that I did it yesterday. Get off that butt!!!!!
I love it!!! ❤
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The beach is so pretty covered in snow! Nice job getting to the gym. I WISH that much snow would cancel work where I live. We got about 4 inches yesterday that froze up to drive home in, tonight starts another 8-12 inches and then another supposed storm is on the horizon for the weekend which they’re saying could be a big one! Can I come live on your couch? LOL
We are getting more snow too! As much as a snow day is nice, somehow it always results in more work in the long run… (energy is neither created or destroyed.)
And get on line, many want to live on my couch 🙂
That snowman is pretty awesome 🙂 😉 Good luck with the marathon training 🙂
I didn’t make it- I was just taking credit where credit was not due 🙂 I did get to pose with it! And thank you, I’m trying! I need it to be warm out so I can start training in a place that isn’t a gym!!!
haha! Hopefully you guys get some warmer weather through soon!
Fingers crossed 🙂 I have a feeling it won’t be the case… The facts of being a New Yorker. We just have to accept the winter!
A very nice positve blog post … and your ‘day off’ sounded great!
Thank you 🙂 it was the PERFECT day off. It was nice to take it easy.
That post was amazing and even inspiring! I loved it. And your weather sounds familiar…haha…I live in KY and just the other day it was 60 degrees and now we’re back to freezing temps.
We have insane amounts of snow- more than usual! I’m just ready for the spring! It’s easy to forget how beautiful the snow is when it blocks me from working, playing, living 🙂 thanks for stopping by!!!
WOW Snow on the beach! I live in Western Australia. Pretty much the sunniest place in the world. I am still amazed by snow, even though I have spent months in the snow through Poland, Russia, China and Japan. Snow just intrigues me, something so foriegn to an Aussie? What a cool way to spend the day? On the beach in the snow??? I just love it! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing little experience.
Thanks Shane! It’s beautiful but it gets tired real quick! I just got back from snowboarding today and I’ve seen enough snow to last me through the rest of the winter. Bring on the spring! And the sun! I would love to be in Western Australia right about now!