Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow and that means an additional six weeks of Winter. Isn’t that exciting?! That little groundhog is showing us the way (in a fun way). Well, I checked the local forecast for this week and Phil knows his stuff. It is definitely going to be a very wintery week with temperatures going below zero (Fahrenheit) and we might even get more snow. I thought it was enough that the local Denver Broncos got beat-up in the Super Bowl, but apparently “the Denver Metro Area deserves more punishment”. Not funny! AT ALL! My marathon training has officially begun and I do not like those temperatures and the snow anymore.
I live in Colorado and one of the sayings people have for the weather is to wait 30 minutes and the weather will be totally different from before. The weather can change really fast here. I actually experienced this in Summer 2012 while being out hiking four 14ers in one day. We just started hiking down the forth mountain when the weather went from sunny to being overcast to a heavy thunderstorm in less than 30 minutes. We got caught in a nasty thunderstorm that came out of nowhere and it is not fun – especially when lightning is involved. We made it down the mountain safely that day, but it reminded me about how fast the weather can change here. [Read more…]