But enough about that!
Instead, let's link up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for Friday Five 2.0. This week's topic is Winter Activities.
Did you know that I was born and raised in MN? Did you also know that there is pretty much nothing that I loathe more than being cold? I hate it. I know those are strong words, but the cold and I just don't get along.
I never understood those people who said they preferred the cold over the heat. You can always put on more layers, they'd say. Um. No. That doesn't work for me. Who wants to be all constricted from layers upon layers? Not this girl.
The cold is probably the #1 reason I left my home state and now live in the Southwest.
All that said, here is my list of five winter activities that even the biggest haters of winter will likely love.
OneRun while the snow is falling. This is quite possibly one of my most favorite things ever, and I so rarely get to experience it. The crunch of the virgin snow is unbeatable and everything is so peaceful and calm. Plus, if it's snowing, it's not bitterly cold. Bonus!
TwoPlay in the snow. The fresher, the better. Despite hating the cold, I love the beauty of the snow.
Like I already mentioned, there is just something so serene about fresh snow. And there is joy in spending a few minutes playing in it. Jump around. Make a snow angel. Just have some fun.
Which leads us nicely to...
ThreeCurl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. After running or playing in the snow, nothing beats coming inside and warming up with a book and hot beverage.
FourA Movie marathon! Weather got you down? Grab a few of your favorite movies or a few new ones. Pop up some popcorn and settle in for a few hours of distraction. Don't forget a throw blanket.
FiveExperiment in the kitchen. Nothing like the smell of baking cookies to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Winter is the best time to try out new recipes. Or revamp a favorite to make it a bit healthier. Baking warms your heart and your home.
You guessed it! I'd much prefer to hiberate during winter rather than embrace it. Or move to warmer climates. ;-) Living in Las Vegas, the cold and snow are just a short drive away for the rare occasions when I miss it.
Honestly, I would like to move out of my comfort zone this winter and try snowshoeing. Stay tuned to see if I end up trying it, and if I do, if I end up liking it.
Do you prefer to hibernate during the winter, like me, or embrace it?
What's your favorite winter activity?