Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day

Well, it has certainly been a while since I have updated. I think in part that is because I only get the urge to write when something has been bugging me, and that hasn't happened in some time. I have also not run any races, so I didn't even have a race report post in me. However, I do have something I want to get off my chest today.

I believe today is the fourth week in a row that I am working remotely due to weather related public transit disruptions. Last week, during yet another day spent out of the office, I saw on Good Day New York that Central Park has set an all time record with 56 inches of snow through January, compared to an annual average of 22 inches. I suppose that maybe I should be optimistic now that both Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck predicted an Early spring today, but I don't really buy into rodents making climate predictions.

I can say, however, that I am really weary of this winter. I am tired of spending up to four hours a day commuting every time a couple of inches of snow comes down. I am tired of risking injury every time I go out to run on ice covered roads. I am frustrated that training for my spring marathon is behind schedule because I have not been able to get in the mileage I had planned on, and the track has been snow covered since Christmas, leaving me with no place to run intervals.

Anyway, I am thinking it can't be worse than six more weeks of this. Hopefully, by mid March this will all be over and I can go back to bitching about the heat and humidity. That is looking mighty appealing right now.