The following post is not for the faint of heart. If you're even remotely religious, are offended by bad language, or are accustomed to the high-brow writing here at ROATM, then turn away. Now.
I'm not one to complain much. Oh, I'm sure you may find a quibble hither and yond in the archives, but by and large, I'm not one to bitch....especially about the weather. I mean, I'm fully aware of the conditions that my zip code brings. The temperatures in Nebraska range from 100+ in the summer to sub-zero here in the winter. We get snow. We hunker down when the sirens warn us of severe weather. In other words, we get it. Not only that, but we usually wear it like a badge of honor. We clean up/dig out and move on with our lives.
This is fucking ridiculous. Yep, that's right. We're breaking out the f-bombs, kids. Some facts:
- Omaha has received 32 inches of snow in the last 4 weeks. The city's average for the year is 31 inches.
- Omaha's high temperature for the past 10 days has averaged to be 7 degrees. 7. Seven.
Put those together and what do you have? A lot of fucking snow that won't go anywhere. No big deal, right? Just wait for the plows, put on the YakTrax, maybe throw in a treadmill run for one day and then head outside for a run the next day, right? In theory, yes. I have no problem running around, over, and through snow. It's the temperatures that are just brutal.
In fact, here's the ROATM 3-Day Outlook: Today - high of 4, but getting colder. Friday - High of -4. That's not a typo and it's not Celsius. Negative fucking 4 degrees is the warmest it is going to be tomorrow. Saturday - a balmy high of 0 with a low of -25 degrees.
I've been on a treadmill for the past 2 weeks and it doesn't look as though that's going to change anytime soon. Oh, and my training starts next week. Awesome!
Stay warm, kids.