Monday, February 04, 2008



CABIN FEVER.


It has finally hit. I ask myself the same thing as the old guy to the dog, "Why don't you...go out for a run." Believe me, that's exactly what I want to do.


I can handle the treadmill, the countless boring runs, knowing that eventually it will end and the roads will open up to me again.


But I don't remember ever being this trapped during the winter. Last year, we had a lot of extreme cold weather; this year, it is one snow storm after another. And while it isn't the snow or the cold, it is the snow in the darkness that is keeping me inside. I say this often, and I know its not just me, once you have been sidelined with major injuries, you think twice about putting yourself at risk unnecessarily.


It seems the only times during the week that are convenient for me to run are in the dark--either before work or after. My job has been far too busy these last few months to even think of taking the time to run outside at lunch time. While I used to do that because it was the only time I could run, it was a major distraction for my job, and right now I can't afford to have that happen on a regular basis. So, its either the treadmill or nothing most days.


And since the groundhog says at least 6 more weeks of winter, the only consolation I have to getting through this is: A CRUISE!

That's right. February 23, leaving for Western Carribbean!
I have wanted to go somewhere tropical for several years, and for the last 2 have been trying to get Don to agree to go. He was always unwilling, until recently. (I guess it had to be his idea!) Anyway, I had put this on my to do list for the winter and it looks like it will be happening.
Now if I could only get "run outside" on my to do list, all would be good!

13 comments:

Sunshine said...

"I don't remember ever being this trapped..." Yes! you named it: Cabin fever. Winter started early this year; I think that is part of it.
Rejoicing over the news of your cruise. You can give us a virtual ride in your pocket.

Shelley said...

A cruise...can you say SWEET!!!

Flo said...

A cruise - how fun!!! I've never been on one, and how nice for you to go somewhere tropical.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh lucky you. Something to look forward to, too. In the meantime, can you do something different to mix up the routine a bit? It might help. I know what you mean about being couped up.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

You so deserve a cruise. Have a BLAST!!!

jeanne said...

sounds wonderful.

we've had quite a mild winter..so far. but it could all change this month!

Fe-lady said...

Have fun! You can run around the deck!

cindy said...

How fun!! That will be such a nice break from the snow!

...now I can't get the "Love Boat" theme out of my head :)

Marcy said...

Ooohhhhhhhh that trip is going to be AWESOME!! I'm so jealous! I need some sunshine in my life right now LOL

See Zanne Run said...

OH!!! I am so jealous!!! i am dying to go on another cruise. i was an unwilling cruiser at first, but i LOVED it! will just have to live vicariously through you.

oh. dreamy.

Sunshine said...

Yes, I think there would be a sadness in going back to New Orleans..
But I would encourage anyone to look into doing their marathon. That running community must be something: they did not miss a year.. even 5 months after Katrina.

Spring will come; honest!!

bill carter said...

I have only went on 1 cruise, but it was absolutely amazing! I am so excited for you.

I do agree with you that this has been one long winter. The snow started a little earlier this year and I think that is why it feels like it should be over already. So bring on the spring.. please.

TriBoomer said...

You kids run along and have (warm and tropical) fun, hear?

Stay tuned...