Yes, the snow was melting as I mentioned in my last post. I was very happy to be running on pavement at least part of the way. I went to bed with a beautiful sunset and even looking forward to more runs that were not going to be on snow and ice.
But, so typical for Alaska spring weather, I woke up to a few inches of snow. Not about to be defeated, I decided to do my run on the ERNC trails because my normal hilly route would probably be too hard with the new snow. But, the trails proved to be pretty tough themselves. I was slipping and sliding during the whole run. I only twisted my ankle about 20 times. The uneven terrain of packed snow and ice under the fresh fallen snow made running very difficult.
But I got my run in! Done!
And then the next morning, I got a call from my grandson asking if I had looked outside yet. I had not.
This is what he was referring to.
And it kept snowing all day! I decided that I wasn’t even going to try to run in this. My legs were starting to feel the effects of yesterday’s run, so, nope, I am taking the day off.
Instead, I spent most of the day trying to understand some of the back end blogging info. For starters, I wanted to figure out how to speed up the loading of my website. There is so much information from so many people who use the same plug-ins but different features, that I wasn’t sure which to follow. And that is what took so long, research!
The speed tests I used were not very consistent. They could be off by more than 2 seconds at different speed checks without changing anything. But the fact that my load time had decreased by more than 5 seconds was consistent…yes, ha ha, it was pretty slow and still needs some improvement.
The few changes that I made:
- Changed my php to 7
- Used EWWW Image Optimizer plug-in
- W3 Total Cache plug-in
- Wp Optimizer
My page size is still more than twice the average at 5.16 so that will be my next task. Fun! Really, I love figuring all of this out. But, any tips anyone has that they want to share…PLEASE DO!!
My husband saved me from making myself cray on the computer by suggesting we take a late evening ski. Really? But, then why not.
If it is going to snow, might as well make the best of it.
And we did. We were able to ski to the Nature Center Trails okay, but we didn’t have much glide on the new snow once we were on the actual trails. It was getting a bit annoying until we came around a corner and saw the swans, which made it so worth it. So cool!
The rest of the ski went okay. It wasn’t a real aerobic work-out or anything close, but it was good to get out after staring at the computer screen all day. And even though I am looking forward to warmer weather, it was a really beautiful night out.
The snow continues, but it is suppose to warm up tomorrow. And maybe this will be the last of it until the fall/winter.
Keeping my fingers crossed.