Today, in west central Missouri, on May 3rd, I woke up to this:
Well, yes, that is my back yard, but I’m referring to the snow! It hasn’t snowed in this area in May since 1907. That’s, like, almost 100 years ago. Generally on Friday mornings I go out and run, but I wussed out, and went to the pool instead. It’s not that I don’t run in cold weather. I relish getting out in sub-teen temperatures, but not in May! Besides, I skipped swimming yesterday, so why not make up for it today?
Speaking of making up for things, I need to do a lot more running this month. You see, at the beginning of the year I resolved to run 50 miles per month. Now, I know that to you real runners that’s like your first week of the month, but for me, if I can run 50 miles per month every month, I’d feel just like Prefontaine. Sadly, I have to admit that I only ran 37.05 miles in April, the cruelest of months.
But that’s OK. In my universe I can make that up and still meet my goal at the end of the year. I don’t know what happened in April. I guess I was busy with a bunch of stuff, but also I was very lazy and didn’t get out of bed at an early enough hour to squeeze in a run.
So for this year I have 196.93 miles under my belt. I also have a few yards of swimming, and a few minutes of biking on my trainer. Hmm. It’s a good thing I don’t have a tri this month. Oh, wait, I do? On the 19th of May! Crap. I hope the snow melts by then.