I felt like it was Christmas Eve last night because I was so excited to wake up this morning and see how much snow had fallen. The total did not disappoint or thwart my efforts to workout. Yes. You read that correct. I woke up right at 8am despite everything in town being closed. There was a travel ban on the roads and even our public transit was shut down which meant the only places you could go had to be in walking distance. Luckily, Recycle Studio had a couple pop up classes for those who dared to venture outside – one at 9:30 am on Newbury Street.
I wore my ski outfit with goggles for the 1 mile walk to the Boston Common studio. The class was led by my fellow Barry’s Bootcamp instructor Emily. Her classes are always super challenging so I knew the adventure would be worth it. I also planned to bring my GoPro and take some shots for the YouTube channel.
To my surprise, the class was almost totally sold out! We all looked like we could be heading out for an apres ski party after class.
On my way home, I whipped out my GoPro for a little video footage. The streets were empty, the shops were all closed and it looked like everyone listened to the mayor and stayed at home except for some dog walkers, groups of students taking selfies and crazy people like me. A few hotel restaurants looked open and so was Pret but no Starbucks!
The snow drift on the streets of Back Bay were really tall but most of the sidewalks were shoveled so they will be fine tomorrow. Of course all the kids who have the day off were sledding in a nearby park. For all the California and Southern people reading this, many of us New Englanders love snow days. Sure it can be dangerous, but for most oit reminds us of our childhood and gives us a day to relax and do nothing because everything is shut down.
The storm also makes me kind of love living in a City. No tourists, just city dwellers since you can’t drive anywhere and if you’re not from here, you probably are staying inside! My sister-in-law who is from and lives in LA sent me this text message below after seeing that I went spinning this morning. My sister Mary clarified for her that I’m not the norm…
What are you doing on this snow day/funday?
My class at Burn Fitness Studios in the South End is still ON! Recycle has a few classes as well this evening at the South End and Boston Common studio. I think Handle Bar Southie has a class as well this afternoon. There are a few studios open who have employees that live nearby!
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Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out says
I totally would have ventured out too! I can’t be stuck inside all day, even for a snow storm!
Mattie @ Comfy & Confident says
I live just far enough away that walking to those classes is out of the question. I will have to resort to doing an at-home workout today.
That looks amazing. There hasn’t been any snow in my town (Belfast, N. Ireland). Therefore, I definitely had no excuses not to go to the gym. Well done for getting a workout in with that snow.
Nicole @ Runs & WODs says
Stay safe out there! Luckily for me NYC didn’t get that much snow but just enough to prevent me from running outside today!
My #1 tip is to bring tissues lol
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
Hilarious! That’s so awesome you braved the weather for a workout. I’ve only ever lived in Florida and now California, so I don’t have any fun snow day stories. But hurricane days? I never worked out on any of those! 🙂
stacy @ Sweating Tulipz says
So funny! I would have done the same thing, and have done so and gotten pulled over! Sometimes I drive for an hour through the horrible roads to get there to teach to no one…so I enjoy an independent workout! Great job you dedicated darling!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
It looks like Narnia! Super beautiful. That is awesome that you still were able to face the weather all for a good workout. That is dedication right there!
Ash Diamond says
This is so fun! I love that it always actually blizzards in Boston and NYC always just fakes it 🙂 Great job making it to spin! I would have been in that park sledding!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
I am living in Austin now so we do not really get snow. Growing up and living in NJ was a whole other story!
I tried to do an at home workout but it totally sucked and I feel like I didn’t benefit much 🙁 Would you ever do a post where you list all your favorite free, at home workout videos that require no or very minimal equipment? It would be great!!
That storm was gnarly! I’m on the RI/MA border and it hit us hard! If going out to the gym was an option, I totally would have made the trek! 3 hours of shoveling and some heaving house-cleaning sufficed and by some miracle, FitBit said I hit 10k…. without really leaving the house!