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Monday, February 28, 2011

Mother Nature, why hast thou forsaken us???

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

Boy, they aren't kidding.

I don't know the details, but SOMEONE or SOMETHING in the Northeast really got on Mother Nature's last nerve. 

Don't look at me; I sure didn't do it.

I know it's hard to believe but we actually got more SNOW on Sunday.  Imagine that???  Because, apparently, we haven't had enough. 

Somewhere along the line, we forgot that we are "Hearty New Englanders".  Aside from skiers and snowboarders, I think the majority of us is waving the white flag, offering sweet surrender and begging for mercy.

Yesterday was my long run day.  I had a 14 miler on my schedule.  I did check the weather forecast ahead of time, which was calling for 1-4" of snow overnight, ending early Sunday morning.  So, I did my normal easy six miler on Saturday, seeing no reason for changing things around.  I mean, really.  After the winter we've had, 1-4" is nothing.

And that's true.  However, I woke up to well over 5" of snow on Sunday morning and there was no end in sight.  In fact, it snowed until 11:30 a.m. before it decided to beat feet outta here.


Truly, at this stage in the game, there is really no point in getting upset about it.  As I've mentioned in prior posts, we can't control the weather (and it's abundantly clear that those tv weatherpeople aren't very good at it either).  Running 14 miles takes energy.  Do I really want to squander it by bitching and complaining about more snow?


So, embracing the whole, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" philosophy, I got myself dressed and headed over to the gym. 

Yes, the gym.  Where the treadmills are. 

Is it my preference to run in place for over two hours?  No.  But, I had to make the best of what the current reality was.  And, my current reality was snow covered roads that probably weren't very safe to run on.

So, I went, armed with my big bottle of gatorade, iPod and sweat towel.  I did my 14 miles. 

And I'd do it again if I had to.

Because, some days, you just have to do the best you can with what you have.  In other words, make the most of the cards you're dealt.  Because, a full house or a straight flush is just around the corner.

I promise.

Today is February 28th.

Spring begins in 21 more days.  This too shall pass.  It always does.

In the meantime, I'll train however I'm able and make the most of the options I do have. 

It can't snow all the time.  Eventually, even Mother Nature will want to get a suntan.

Keep the faith, peeps...

1 comment:

  1. Love it!!! I completely agree with you and have been in the position of having to run upwards of 20 on the treadmill. Not the best option, but when your options are limited, you make due. It almost became a badge at that point. Viv