Five for Friday XIX {Why Winter Needs to be Over Edition}

1. My poor hands…

 

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They have aged at least 15 years this winter.  They are dry, wrinkled, and covered in bandaids from all of the cracks and cuts.  And my face….ugghh! As soon as I have my tax return, I will be scheduling a facial!

 

 

2. Speaking of Aging…

My poor car!  Yesterday the back door froze shut and I couldn’t open it, but then I couldn’t close it.  I got myself up super early and out the door on a cold, dark morning for a strength class at the new gym and almost couldn’t get there.  It’s sad to admit but I also lost my Chevy decal off the front of my car this winter.  It’s pathetic!

 

 

3.Grill Season

The BOY is a master griller (if I do say so myself) and I am ready for some tasty grilled meats and veggies.  Not only does this mean that he shares/takes over dinner, but we always leftovers.  My crockpot is ready for a well deserved vacation.

 

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Plus, the grill brings everyone in the neighborhood outside.  We live in a townhouse and I haven’t seen my neighbors since October.

 

 

4. Running, Biking, and Races (Oh My!)

Of course we can’t forget about tennis.  I guess any outdoor workout will do. I am craving some sunshine and vitamin D!  And I really miss my bike!  And I really, really need a race to train for.

 

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5. Longer Days!

See #4 for explanation on sunshine and vitamin D.  Really, I am just sick of waking up to dark skies and driving home after sunset.  I love long days with early morning outdoor workouts and evening’s spent outback at the grill.  Think of how lovely my (bandaid free) hands will look holding a fresh, cold beer : )

 

 

Why are you ready for winter to be over?

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21 thoughts on “Five for Friday XIX {Why Winter Needs to be Over Edition}

  1. 1. My hands are all cracked, too! Those little cuts hurt :(
    2. I have more clothes (running and regular) for summer. That means more options and less frequent washing. Win/win!
    3. I can eat ice cream without shivering
    4. Running to swimming holes

  2. Yesterday was so pretty so I ran and walked outside (I even went with NO sunscreen to soak up a little more D).
    I am a Southern California girl who grew up on the beach so I won’t bore you with ALL the ways I am over winter just suffice it to say I am.
    I am also sporting those lovely bandaids-at one point this week I couldn’t even type because they kept hitting the wrong keys!

  3. I *think* winter is over here. We’ve been having some days in the 80s and then back to the 40s, but it seems like we’re done. For which I am so grateful. I get very chapped hands and chapped lips. And this winter, I managed to chap my eyelid. So that’s super attractive. :/ I hope things warm up for you soon!

    • Oh I am so beyond jealous! We might get the 50′s tomorrow which will be wonderful! My hands and lips need it! Luckily I invested in a fancy eye cream pre winter, so my eyes seem to be the only thing surviving…ha ha!

  4. Amen!! The race in Chicago totally did me in today!! I have never had my face freeze like it did today. There were even spots of black ice on the race course. I spent the whole race mentally planning my move to Florida!!

  5. YES! I am sick of this bipolar weather!! I need it to stay a little bit cool though for running. When I say cool I mean 50s and 60s ;-) Summer triple digit temps down here in TX are oppressive :-)

  6. I hope mother nature eases up on you guys soon. I would be SO DONE at this point. We’ve had a really easy, dry winter, so I’m not in a hurry either way. A dry winter = massive wildfire threats and we live right on a canyon. I’m probably the only person hoping for winter and rain to stick around a little longer!!

  7. I am ready for winter to end before it even starts. I like warm weather. We have had a pretty calm winter especially considering the winter you and most of the country have had!!! :( I will be excited to get outside and ride my road bike. I love the longer days as well!!! Come on spring hurry and get here!

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