Welcome back TT!
MQ - I am very impressed about the way you spend time with your nieces. I am sure it is great benefits to your nieces AND to your sister (or brother). What young adults can learn from non-parents adults are tremendous, I think.
Julie - I hear ya. DD freaked out driving last night in snow/icy conditions and refused to drive school this AM. She did, but I had to go with her and DS. Yep 6:15am wakeup call. I am done for the day too.
Reg - definately single digit is your way. What's the coldest (no rain, no snow, no major wind) you would consider commuting on bike??
I think I am skipping running today. No major complains but feel a bit tight around hammy/groin. Usually a night sleep takes care of this kind of stuff and I am good to go next day. But I have been running 6 days/wk for 8 weeks now (exact to the plan!) at the solid volume (to me) with no stepdown week and hit 51.5miles last week, first time in more than a few years. So skipping here would do me way bigger good than losing anything. I am pleased with the fitness progresses I have seen so far. A bigger concern is always muscle/tendon being able to keep up with that or not. It is supposedly easy recovery 6 miles anyway (I truly believe the benefits of running easy on recovery day, though).
May row, or spin bike or something just to get sweat out. I had a full night sleep two nights ago without coughing waking me up!