I don’t know about you, but I am beyond excited that January is over. It’s the hardest month of the year for me. The holiday cheer is gone, the weather is atrocious, and sometimes, we don’t see the sun for days. I can hardly stand it. Instead of hibernating on the couch watching Netflix this January, I have been quite productive. I guess that’s what a few extra days of time off will do to a person!
A few days ago, I bought a whole bag of Granny Smith apples because I was making a recipe that called for one Granny Smith apple. The store that I was grocery shopping at that day didn’t have any single Granny Smith apples and I didn’t want to stop at another store (give me a break, it’s winter in Wisconsin and I don’t want to get out of the car multiple times) – so I bought the apples. I think we ate a grand total of one. Now I’m here with a surplus of Granny Smiths and there is only one thing to do.
Make Apple Crisp!
At a balmy 34º Fahrenheit this morning, I laced up my running shoes, piled on some layers and headed out the door to enjoy a winter run outside. I just feel like I have to take advantage of the “January Thaw” that we are currently experiencing in Wisconsin. Sometimes, this time of year the weather is absolutely miserable, especially in northern areas. The days are short, cold, and downright dreary. That’s why I try to get out of the house when the weather is a little more cooperative (and tolerable — meaning above 0º) and get a run in, even if it’s just a quick one.
Running Roots is up and RUNNING — (pun completely intended!) — and I am excited to share my running journey with all of you! The plan of this blog was to focus on running, but it will also include my “roots” – including family, friends, food, gardening, around the house, and of course, my cat, Charlie. (Warning: It may include A LOT of Charlie).