Weather-guessers hit it on the head this time – Central Park saw 20″ of snow yesterday and today, 6th biggest snowfall on record. Yesterday was pretty brutal trying to navigate the city with the snow coming down horizontally, but today the winds had died down a bit and the sun was out. Definitely made for a visit the kids won’t forget for a long time, the only regret my 5-year old had was that she didn’t bring her sled and snowsuit (too bad, because we had plenty of extra room in the suitcase for those things…..).
Got out into the park yesterday morning before the snow hit, got in about 8-9 miles. Definitely felt the leftovers from Saturday’s 400′s so started out easy and ended up at a usual pace. Spent the rest of the day on my feet hitting a couple tourist spots so the legs were pretty beat by the time we called it a day. Woke up this morning to the blanket of white stuff, no chance of doing anything outside as the roads were still completely covered. Got on the hotel elliptical for 50 minutes, not a bad day to have to stay indoors. The legs probably appreciated the easy day after Saturday and Sunday.
Supposed to go back to Memphis tonite, heard on the news that JFK opened back up this evening at 6pm after being closed for over 24 hours. Think I am scheduled to depart around 10:30pm or so, we’ll see if that happens or not. Hotel mobbed with people whose flights have been disrupted by the storm – wouldn’t bother me a bit if my flight gets cancelled, but then again I don’t have any place better to go and I’m not paying for my own room. Until I get out of the Northeast there could be alot of fitness machines in my future – the week’s schedule includes NYC again tomorrow, Chicago on Wednesday, then Boston on Thursday. Not very often you look forward to a late December Chicago layover so you can get outside and run – gotta love the winter…
Update: Another night in NYC – flight cancelled, going in the morning (in an ideal world). Won’t have to pull an all-nighter tonite and won’t have to come back here tomorrow, both of which are good things. I don’t know exactly where I will spend tomorrow, but wherever it is I’m hoping there is dry (thawed) ground… Score: Cold Miser 1 – FedEx 0.