Winter Break Day 17: The Record Cold Sets In!

Still on winter break over here!  Day 17! The last day that I went into work at my office was on December 19th!  That seems like a lifetime ago! We got about 10 MORE inches of snow here and now it’s FREEZING!

The hubs and I were worried about how we would be able to get our butts of out bed today at 5am as we have slept “in” until at least 6:30am for the last two weeks… but that will all have to wait ONE MORE DAY!

The entire city and surrounding suburbs of Chicago is pretty much shut down.  Ok maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but all schools are closed, garbage pick up around here has been canceled, grocery stores like Whole Foods closed early last night and are opening late today.  Park District and even gyms are closed!  We haven’t had temps this cold in decades.

How cold is cold?  Well the high today is -11 and the low is -17.  Factor the wind chill in and we are looking at the air feeling like it’s -45 below or colder.  Really though, once you get below zero DOES IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Yesterday, we spent the day cooking, playing, dancing, singing, reading, watching movies.. you name it!  We did it!


Breakfast were these AMAZING gluten free banana blender pancakes!

They were perfect after a speedy 5 mile treadmill run.  I completed my run in 40:02 and then challenged the hubs to do the same.  He shut me down initially but then blew my time out of the water with a 5 mile run in 39:17!  I guess I have a new time to try to beat now!

I experimented with leftover almond pulp and made some cookies!  Recipe coming soon! I also made sesame chicken in the crock pot with roasted brussels sprouts for dinner.

The night ended with a large glass of wine and not my typical tea.  I really wanted a Moscow Mule but we had no limes in the house!  Oh well!

So we are in a deep deep freeze here until tomorrow when the high will get to either 0 or 1… who knows!?  I should tell you that I am looking forward to Friday when the temperature is forecasted to be sunny and a balmy 35 degrees! Might have to break out the sandals for Friday!

In case you missed my post from yesterday check out the amazing water bottles that I am giving away.  One winner will win 3 Ohyo bottles!

Have a great day!


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7 Responses to Winter Break Day 17: The Record Cold Sets In!

  1. Freezing here too! Thankful for my treadmill! The pancakes sound delicious. Thanks for the link!
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  2. It’s cold here too, but you’ve got me beat! We had a storm over the weekend so things have warmed up a bit, 10 degrees now and I think a high today of 20. That probably sounds like spring to your -45 windchill.. Brrrr

  3. Kim says:

    We are home today, too – I was excited last night when they cancelled school – too cold and slick out!!!
    I love that you and your husband compete some with running – fun times!!
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