The Big Tease

Saturday :: High 75* / Low 50*
Sunday :: High 70* (a new record) / Low 45*
Monday :: High 55* / Low 30*
Tuesday :: High 32* / Low 13* + ice pellets
Wednesday :: High 23* / Low 14*
Thursday :: High 31* / Low 18*
Friday :: High 36* / Low 27* + snow

Seriously? I know I should be grateful that we had a beautiful spring-like weather all weekend (instead of only during the week) at the end of January, and, for the most part, I am. But, knowing what we had in store for the upcoming week convinced me that Mother Nature is just a big tease. “Hey, remember how much you love spring? Yeah, I thought you would. Now, take this!”

Texans do not cope well with cold weather and freezing rain/snow, so if it gets too bad, the city will completely shut down. During Super Bowl week. Neat.

Runners also do not cope well with sub-freezing temperatures and ice. I love running the cold, but this is simply too much. Yesterday, I ran in shorts and a t-shirt and, thanks to the 100% humidity, I was dripping wet by mile 2. Tomorrow, I will have to dig out my tights and thermals — assuming, of course, that the cold front holds off long enough that I get to run at all.

So, Mother Nature, thank you for the friendly reminder of how much I adore springtime. Now, please return it — for good — at your earliest convenience.

Love, Beth

P.S. Is it just me, or does it seem like a bad sign that we won’t make it above freezing on Groundhog Day? That silly rodent better not see his shadow!


About Beth

Wife, daughter, big sis, aunt, friend, attorney, runner, cyclist, amateur chef & aspiring photographer. Thanks for keeping up with my life on the run!
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2 Responses to The Big Tease

  1. AMVW says:

    I ran on Saturday on snowy sidewalks and roads because it was a plesant 25. This morning I woke up to run, began getting ready and checked out the temperature 12 with a fresh inch or so on the ground (not taking into effect windchill) and promptly went back to my warm bed. I can’t wait until spring! It’s supposed to snow a foot tonight!

    • Beth says:

      You are a real trooper, but I can’t say I blame you this morning! I woke up to a sheet of ice with a few inches of snow on top. The wind chill is 2. Needless to say, our group run was canceled. I really missed running, though, so barring more ice, I plan to get up and brave the elements tomorrow!! When do you actually get “spring,” sometime in May?!? 😉

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