Sick, gross, and sick!
This does not make me happy!! Old Man Winter is moving in. 🙁
In a matter of a 15 mile drive to work this morning, I started out driving in the rain, which quickly turned to SNOW by the end!
Last year the first snowfall was on November 1, and this is actually kind of late for Alaska!
Winter has—and will always be—my least favorite season!!
Luckily it was only just raining this morning during my run.
I covered 6 miles this morning in the rain.
It was an okay run. . . nothing great, but then again nothing to complain about. I just haven’t been feeling it lately.
My splits are as follows:
Total time: 54:10
I’m always a little slow at first. I guess it takes a while for my legs to wake up!
Another sign that season which-shall-not-be-named is embarking on us: decreasing daylight. 🙁
I have definitely noticed that the sun is lower on the horizon these days and the days are getting shorter and shorter.
It is now pitch dark when I drive to school between 8:00/8:30 a.m. (The picture below was not taken this morning.)
Right now, this is our current sunrise/sunset times:
Sunrise – 9:10 a.m.
Sunset – 6:17 p.m.
For comparison, here are the sunrise/sunset times where my parents live in Minnesota:
Sunrise – 7:42 a.m.
Sunset – 6:12 p.m.
And my sister who lives in Raleigh, NC:
Sunrise – 7:31 a.m.
Sunset – 6:26 p.m.
I find it really interesting how close the sunset times are but not the sunrise times.
With the start of winter hovering oh-so-close in the near future, it is time to start thinking about a winter escape.
Oh, yeah baby!! Craig and I are planning to take a trip to Hawaii this winter. . . but we need advice!
What island should we go to?
Is it necessary to rent a car?
Where should we stay: hotel vs. condo?
What activities should we do?
How much money should we plan on spending?
Any advice is appreciated!!