Ice, Snow and a Treadmill, Oh My!

As you know, I’ve been offline for the past couple of days…meaning All Quiet on the Posting Front.

Living in South Carolina, we never get snow. When we woke up to snow falling, it was a real life winter wonderland. It was SO beautiful! Check out some of the photos we took:

Our cute little bird feeder, covered in snow.
Icicles! Can you believe it!?!?
Playing in the snow…which soon turned to straight up sleet and frozen rain.
Leland had a very difficult time finding a spot to use the restroom. Poor guy. He doesn’t like snow very much.

Oh a warmer note, my long-time dreams came true.

So, I started running in college. It was amazing to be able to run everyday with either my dad or my friend, Kala. Running in downtown Charleston, SC was always so much fun. Running in Charleston is probably one of the top reasons I miss Charleston (well, of course it has nothing on my family). But no matter what, there was always a new route to be discovered: through the beautiful houses, down The Battery, through Rainbow Row, the market, and even run the bridge.

Then, we moved to Columbia, SC. Here, we love to drive to a beautiful neighborhood, called Shandon, as well as running the Riverwalk (a long stretch of sidewalk by the river).

However, the downside is that we have to drive to all of these locations and being that the weather is so extreme here (freezing cold winters & intensely hot summers) AND we’re down to one car…running is hard.

The only logical thing to do was to purchase a treadmill. Never in a million years did I think that I would have a treadmill in our house, there at any moment I’m ready to hop on.

So, you can imagine the excitement when the semi pulled into our neighborhood.

I was jumping for joy!!!

The package was over 300 pounds. A doosey.

After all afternoon the day it was delivered and the entire next day, Logan and I worked tirelessly putting the treadmill together, installing the computer monitor mount on the wall (having to repair holes from the first time boo boo: putting and repainting…3 times) and reorganizing the ‘office/gym’ to make room. It was exhausting, but totally worth it. Since we’ve gotten the treadmill, I’ve run at least 3 miles every day (I recently pulled a muscle in my lower abdomen, limiting the mileage and intensity until it heals). But, needless to say, it’s been a blessing…especially in the snow and ice.

I am very blessed to have a technological husband. He wired the whole thing. So, now I can watch my favorite movies and tv shows (from hulu and netflix…since we don’t have cable) on the screen while I run! And, of course read the latest issues of Health and Cooking Light magazine.

In the end, it was a really exciting long weekend (snow day Monday and half of Tuesday). 🙂 Be on the look out for some great new recipes!


  1. I’ve always wanted a treadmill; running in New England winters never turns out well. I can’t wait to get one someday. Who wouldn’t love exercising and watching TV? It’s a dream.

    1. I know! Definitely a dream come true. I can’t even imagine what your winters are like. I’m just a Southern wuss, who complains of it being too cold when the temperature hits 50 degrees. 🙂 I will just say, that it’s the best money we’ve ever spent. A true investment in our health. Yay! I hope you get yours someday!

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