I have several inches of new snow in my yard with 20mph winds creating 3-4' drifts ... so we will have 6 more weeks of winter even though that glorified mole Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow today. (I heard on the news that places in Wisconsin can get 10-15' drifts???) Guess I need to start cross country skiing! BTW, bet I'm the only person with a picture of a real groundhog! These things are huge in real life!
|Madi & me at her 10K this weekend ... |
yeh I know, I posted this pic already ... but c'mon, it's a groundhog!
As you know, I'm a very new citizen of the "blogosphere", so this has probably been discussed a million times ... but what do you do with all of your old running shoes?
|Waaaaaaaaay too many shoes at the Weatherly training center|
|Brooks Ghost 3|
But what to do with the all the others? There are several charitable organizations that pickup once a month in our neighborhood, and sometimes they go there. But a few years ago I ran across this article in Runner's World, and I just found the online version last night. It lists several groups that take used running shoes like Soles4Souls, Hope Runs, and Shoe4Africa. Please go to their websites and read more, they all do an amazing job getting shoes to those who can't afford them, or don't have access. And the next time you getting ready to toss an old pair, maybe give one of these groups a try!
Now to the pizza ...We had a snow day yesterday, and probably all day today too. Michael worked from home and tried a few new recipes. It was like having my own personal chef. She's been reading a lot of Jason's, of Life Of An Aspiring Triathlete recipe ideas. I know nothing about cooking except for open mouth ... insert prepared food. She made this AMAZING veggie pizza today. That's the actual photo! I'm not gonna give you the recipe because based on what I would write down, you'd end up making a cheese cake or pigs-in-the-blanket or something. But Michael is starting her own blog soon and she will have the recipe. In addition, I'm sure you can find the magic formula at Jason's site. It was awesome! Hope your snowy week is going as good as mine ... I'm eating great so far!
...be great today!