Here were are, first week of April — and it has been snowing in the glorious city of Ottawa for the past day or two. The long term forecast does provide some relief — but we’re 5 degrees below average! Arg! I swear it makes it seem like global warming is a hoax.
Why am I so annoyed? I run, as some people who read this may know — and while I’d like to think I’m dedicated to running, there are two things that halt my motivation to a crawl: rain and cold. The combination of the two is particularly destructive to my motivation. I once went for a run on a 6 degree day and it was fine — until it started raining — suddenly shorts and a t-shirt seemed like horrible attire. Needless to say, I avoid running in all rain unless it’s 20 degrees out. That’s my personal rule.
I digress, running in the cold sucks. Even with sweats or other running gear. Grar.
By the way, I’m in love with the National Capital Race Weekend website over at http://www.ncm.ca/, it’s very purdy. Huge tabs, nice colours, smooth. It beats the Boston Marathon’s website, for sure: http://www.bostonmarathon.org/.