when they say it’s been cold in ukraine…they really do mean it’s been cold. like COLD COLD. so cold that the black sea froze over for the first time in 30 years. and so cold that my half-marathon training was put on hold (you know, not cause i’m lazy or anything like that. psh). here are some photos of the black sea i snatched from a friend of a friend kranth ikrans on facebook. pretty remarkable…let’s hope next year is a little less cold.