Saturday, February 9, 2013

I Found Nemo!

We've all seen the movie.  It was quite the adventure to find Nemo.  Am I right?

And as we all know, Nemo seems to have gotten lost again.  Don't worry your kids though; I found him.  This time, instead of being lost in the Caribbean or whatever tropical area Nemo and Marlin have moved to, Nemo ventured North and found himself in New England. 

Have you seen my dad?!
The snow started around 8:30am Friday and work eventually closed at 1:00pm due to the CT governor closing the highways and the bulk of the storm getting closer and closer.  Here are the pictures of my car at 9am and 1:30pm.

Not that much, is it?  At this point, I laughed and expected to have a quiet day at home while everyone went crazy over this supposed "Blizzard."  Man was I wrong!!

View out the balcony.
I woke up to nearly 3 feet of snow!  Who would have guessed that the weatherman would have predicted it right.  As a friend likes to say...

Even a squirrel finds a nut every so often.

So here are the facts...
  • CT is on lock down by the governor
  • That means, no driving
  • No place is open even if I did decide to drive
  • There is three feet of snow outdoors and lots of plow trucks
What to do.  What to do.  What to do...

Go Running!
Of course!

I spent an hour shoveling out the walk way of my apartment and then headed out!  This is what I saw over the next 18.5 miles.

Lots of empty roads
A rather snowy highway

A plow truck broken down in Burger King

Two cars abandoned in the middle of the road.

Hotel packed with trucks from electrical companies

An empty mall

Empty shopping center

Another empty shopping center

Another abandoned car

Serious snow plowing
Kids making an igloo out of the snow pile!!

Lots of non-plowed side streets
You wouldn't believe the number of looks I got out on the road.  Everyone was shoveling, plowing, or simply looking in awe at their buried cars and houses.  One person even tried to convince me that it'd be a better workout to pick up a shovel and help him dig his driveway out.  I doubt he's ever run 18.5 miles.  haha

But I was not the only one out there.  Around mile 13, I passed two other runners.  And then around mile 14, I passed another two.  The second two were friends of mine who were out for their own 18 mile run. 

I knew I wasn't crazy!!  
...or at least I'm not the only one.

So Nemo may have cut me one hour out of this week's pay, closed down the state for a day, and ruined a lot of people's plans, but he sure gave me quite the adventure run!


1.  Did you find Nemo?

2.  When businesses close and the state shuts down, what do you do?  Do you stay inside or does that scenario scream adventure to you?
I've run in hurricanes and blizzards.  It will always seem like and adventure waiting to happen.

3.  What are you up to this weekend?

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 


ajh said...

I LOVE running after a snowstorm (or during). I'm jealous. Thanks for the pictures.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

We missed Nemo, passed right over us.

But here in Ohio, we have snow storm levels 1, 2, or 3. 1 being the less severe, 3 being stay off the roads. I been in 2 level 3's, I like to explore by foot after a level 3, although the no driving part seems to be just an "suggestion" as many people still do drive, delaying the plows to clear the streets.