Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Warm-Up Was A Cold Chore

Original photo by Susan Cronk. 
Several inches of new snow fell last night, approximately five. It felt like five inches when I was shoveling a path through it and clearing it off the vehicle this morning. 

It was a cold chore, to be sure, but it provided a good warm-up exercise before tackling the cycling. I didn't start too early, however. It was a rather late night.

It has been a long time since I have pulled an all-night writing session, but if there is any chance of finishing these next two nonfiction books this spring, that's what it's going to take. The research is all there, and the chapters have been roughed out, but there is a lot of new data to be incorporated. 

The wind started blowing a bit ago, and it's possible it will undo some of the path clearing I did earlier. Our road usually drifts, in several spots. There is hope. The sun is out, and the temperature is hovering around 31°. Tomorrow we're expecting more heat, 39°, which will melt away most of what I picked up with the shovel and threw into pile. Wasted energy? I got a little extra exercise, and the decks and steps are clear. After lunch, around 3:30 p.m., I may reward myself with another cold treat. A Klondike Brownie Fudge Swirl. I know. I know. But there's another fifteen miles yet to pedal today. I need fuel for that. That's my story and I'm sticking to it, like a polar bear to snow. 

Note: I am not an affiliate of the above linked product or retailer. And no, I'm not sharing my Klondike bar. Go shovel some snow and earn one for yourself.  

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