Well, I can safely say that Blizzard Nemo was nothing to take lightly! I manged to get in a recovery run of 5 miles on Friday morning. My legs felt so flat, it was all I could muster. It was so nice to get out and get some exercise though, since I knew I wouldn’t be going anywhere on Saturday!
There was light snow on and off on Friday. I would say that the heavy snowfall didn’t really start in Falmouth until around dinner time on Friday night. I couldn’t believe how big some of the snowflakes were! The snow started accumulating rapidly soon after. The winds also picked up a lot. We lost power for about an hour around dinner time, but then it came back on. It went off again around 7, and then it was off for good.
We had a brief time to jack up the heat before the power went out for good. We went to sleep, but I woke up at 1 am when my older son came back into our room. I wanted to go into the kids’ room where my youngest was, to make sure it was warm enough and he was okay. It was a little chilly and the wind was howling so loud. I was actually afraid a tree was going to fall on the house. I think right around 1 in the morning must have been the height of the wind gusts, since I awoke again a few hours later and it wasn’t nearly as bad.
We were able to mange inside during the day on Saturday, since we had a wood stove. There was a driving ban, so we couldn’t have left if we wanted to! When the driving ban was lifted at 4 pm, we headed down to my mom’s, since she never lost power! It was so nice to have power and heat!
On Sunday, I was scheduled for a long run, but I made an impromptu decision to go sledding with my husband and the boys instead. Since we had some epic snow, and it was a beautiful and sunny day, it was a no brainer. Long run on the dreadmill or super fun sledding day in the sunshine?!
We headed over to a local country club that’s a hot spot for sledding. There are ocean views and some great hills. We had SO MUCH fun! The boys enjoyed being outside in the fresh air–my youngest took a 3 hour nap when we got home! 🙂 I spent his nap time stripping more wallpaper from the boys’ room, and I am happy to report that I am more than half way done!