Thursday, December 5, 2013

six months till fire season

About this time of year, it's hard to believe that in just a few short months we will be seeing this again (at least in some parts of the country):


It is currently -1 F, with colder temperatures on the way.  Despising the treadmill, I run outside.  Despite the temperature, there are other people on the trails.  People in Montana are tough.

Winter runner, or burglar?

It's a winter wonderland at the top of the ski area.  There's so much snow that all the runs will be open in a couple days.


For firefighters, it's a time to relax.  Take vacation days.  Travel.  Appreciate a forest for what it is, instead of watching for smoke.  Because in just a few short months, it will all begin again.

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  1. Running in -1 temps? Yeah, you are tough! (tougher than me) Love all the snow. I'm ready to go skiing!!

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    1. Oh I don't know, Linda! You run at 4:30 am. That's pretty tough!

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  2. It is hard to imagine all that right now, I am so excited for it to warm up this week and take my runs back outside!

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    1. I know! I ran outside today. It was 11 degrees and it felt warm.

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  3. I am NOT a tough runner! First, I would never call myself a runner, and second, if it's slightly too warm or just a bit chilly (not very often here in FL), I won't venture out and will hit the gym instead. Great job for braving it in negative temperatures!

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    1. If you run, even sometimes, you're a runner!

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