1) About 7 years ago, I remember going for a run with my friend Marissa one night in December. It was -15 degrees out. We bundled up, and went running without question regarding the weather.
- Last weekend I went for a run in 31 degrees (granted, it was an 2 1/2 hr 18 mile run)....but it wiped me out so cold that my entire afternoon was spent wrapped up in blankets with a fever!
2) Growing up, it was a yearly tradition to assist my Mom and Dad in hanging the Christmas lights. (one of my favorite traditions, in fact) We'd bundle up in snowmobile suits, warm hats and gloves, hefty water-proof boots...and hang lights all day sometimes in sub-zero temps!
- Last weekend, Ryan & I opted to wait a few days to hang the lights. It was just too cold. It was 50 degrees F out. The next day, Ryan had taken a PTO day from work to get some stuff done around the house before he leaves for his next school. I came home to find him on the roof bundled up in multiple layers, hats, and gloves. It was 55 degrees out.
- I used to don shorts and tshirts when the temps hit the 50's back when we lived in up ND!
It's really amazing how your body adjusts over the years, as you acclimate to a new climate! I have to say I really do love our desert climate. I love that I got to clean my oven in December with all the windows open. Oh, and I planted a new basil plant in my herb garden yesterday too. But it does make it a tricky to get into the Christmas spirit. It takes more energy and hype to really "feel the season" when you're listening to Christmas music in the backyard and grilling steaks.....
But I'm okay with it!