Friday, April 01, 2011

Mother Nature's Cruel April Fools' Day Joke

Ah, April 1st. Typically it's warm out, the birds are singing and baseball season is underway. Not today, at least on the first two counts. Instead, a major snowstorm canceled school. Old Man Winter lives.

Woke up, and after a few cups of coffee I hit the trails a little after sunrise. They were coated with 4"-6" of unbroken snow, so it made for some pretty slow going. Pretty enjoyable run though. Because the snow was so wet and heavy, several branches and smaller trees were bowed over. On the narrower trails, it was hard to believe a path was even there at times.

While I'd rather be running in shorts in sunny 55 degree weather, I'll likely look back on this day with fondness this summer when it's hot, humid and I'm being mercilessly attacked by swarms of relentless deer flies. I'll take this over that any day (hey, perspective is everything).

Next up: breakfast, a nap, and the Red Sox season opener. Happy spring everybody, even if it's still February outside!

Ran 5.7 miles @ 10:07/mile pace.
Trails, coated with 4"-6" of unbroken snow.
Very hilly.
Lower 30s, overcast, heavy and wet snowfall throughout.
Adidas Adizero XT (screwed), long pants, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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