Wednesday, January 18, 2012

All Snowed In

Many of you have probably heard about the record snowfall some of us in the PNW are getting, but none of heard about my harrowing journey to get milk. That's right, harrowing. A house with no milk, snow piled high, and two brave girls willing to set out on foot and snow shoe in order to bring calcium to the children. It was EPIC. Ooh, or Legen, wait for it, DAIRY!

Ok, in reality, it was more of a self-induced punishment adventure and not a real necessity. Yes, I got snowed in at my parents and yes, we were low on milk with 5 children in the house, but were the snow shoes necessary? I don't know. They did provide a kick butt work out, though. Seriously, Biggest Loser, take note. Find a mountain and make those contestants snow shoe. Between how hard it is and much the layers of clothes make you sweat, the weight loss would take half the time.

At points, in this semi-embarrassing journey, we did have to stop and take breaks and I began to think "if this is hard, how will I ever get into good enough shape to run a half-marathon!" Even though my parents live in the very small town of Onalaska, the store is only about a mile away. So yes, several breaks were taken on a mile trek! What may have been even better, though, was us dodging under trees so there would be less snow to trudge through.

But, what a memory we made. And on the way back I really felt like a Biggest Loser contest having to carry my lost weight on my back, but for me it just happened to be a gallon and half of milk! Here we are victorious!

I hope if any of you are snowed in, you are safe and have plenty of milk!


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I was kind of hoping to be snowed in today so I didn't have to go to work, no such luck. I always keep milk in the freezer since I live out of town and you never know when you will need more. It freezes really well.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Cute! We're not snowed in, but flooding is happening all around town. Send Noah quick, we need an ark!

Colleen said...

:) That made me smile! I can just picture the two of you trekking along, carrying your milk!