Top 5 All-Time Minnesota Snow Storm?

That’s what the weather people are saying about last night’s/today’s/tonight’s snowstorm.

Ooodles of snow (I think we’ve gotten a good 15 inches so far).  Temps in the single digits and dropping to sub-zero tonight.  Winds 25 – 35 mph.  One near miss with a car colliding into my vehicle when I went to pick up daughter.  Son’s basketball game cancelled (yeah!).  MSP airport closed.  Bus service suspended.  MN DOT advising zero travel tonight.

Sounds like a good day to skip the outdoor run, huh?

Wrong!  You knew I’d do it, didn’t you?  Even though I didn’t need the miles, and technically needed a rest day, I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to say I ran in the Minnesota Blizzard of December 2010 (let’s hope this is the only one!).  So I layered up, laced up and hit the road.   And ran (if you can call an 11:08 pace running).   Around the neighborhood, one loop (I’m sure the neighbors think I’m certifiable).  And I was winded.  It was hard, trudging through the unplowed snow.  Little snow pellets were flying into my eyes and blinding me.  It was only 3/4 of a mile, but it was something.  30 years from now when people talk about the blizzard of December 2010, I can say it didn’t stop me from running!  Yipee!

5 thoughts on “Top 5 All-Time Minnesota Snow Storm?

  1. Julie

    The blizzard was insane! Finally sunshine cleared roads:) I felt like I was trapped…even though I went a few places yesterday. Running should be okay today on the roads. I think it will take a day or two for the park service to clear Maple Grove’s running trails around Rice Lake.

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Just found my way to your blog and wanted to drop a quick note to say hello. As a pseudo-lawyer (as in, I went to law school and passed the bar but never actually practiced!), I love the title.

    Kudos on getting out for a run in those conditions. It’s 50 degrees and pouring in Philadelphia today, and I stuck to the treadmill.

    By the way, whenever the game gets rescheduled, I hope your Vikings beat the pants off the Giants this week 🙂

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