“Sometimes learning to let go of ego is the actual challenge, not the decisions itself.”
OMG! What a beautiful day today! We were set to have a mild dusting of snow last night. However, when I woke up this morning, we were surrounded by another 10cm. It is now 5pm, and the snow still has not stopped!
The Big Elf Run
I was scheduled to run the second annual Big Elf Run, 2016, today. Snow in all actuality is not a big deal to run in if you are careful. I mean, forget a personal best, but there is little reason to stay indoors.
I got my cloths ready and decided to see if my little Fiat 500 was snow prepped. Much to my disappointment, it was clear that I was not going to get my little red wonder out of the driveway. No problem! I proceeded to call a cab, not the best options, but at least I was sure to make the event. Well, I could not have more wrong about that! I was shocked when the driver told me that they were not able to get into my neighbourhood. “Really?”
To make a long story short, after checking the various bus routs, I finally opted out of the race today. This is the first race I have not attended due to weather. I quickly commenced to torturing myself for the next little while. It is rather comical what we come up with, eh? “Man up Jerod! Jurek would find a way! What’s your problem?”
Once my hubby was up and moving, I spoke a solid share of self-deprecating tunes before he told me to knock it off. He was right. There was no sense in beating myself up over something where I had little choice. Sure, I could grab the three or so busses after a considerable snow trek, but it was time to accept my decision.
Once I snapped out of my little episode, Johnny and I decided it was time to get outside and enjoy our day. Vancouver does not get a lot of snow in general. In fact, the last significant snowfall was in 2008. Sitting around “shoulding” all over myself could easily ruin a perfect day – but not this day – we committed to getting our asses outdoors!
Adventure In Pictures
I hope you enjoy the small collection of pictures from our adventures today. Sometimes you simply need to tell your brain, “Okay, thank you for the input, but just shut the %#@$ up for now, okay?”