Greetings from the land of snow, rain, wind, and mud.
Normally I wouldn’t be this bundled up for 30 degrees, but the wind is whipping along at 20-30 mph making things quite chilly.
And even though it may look frozen, semi-thawed mud is lurking underneath the snow and ice and makes a slippery mess as you drive through.
Currently — on Sunday afternoon — the precipitation is switching from snow to freezing rain and making a nice icy crust over the snow and everything else.
There you have it; the land of snow, rain, wind, and mud.
I can’t help but think back to last year at this time, when much of the country was under a heat wave. I remember this because tomorrow is the Boston Marathon, and at last year's Boston I think temps reached 90*. It was so hot that the marathon actually let people defer their registration to this year's race if they wanted because of heat concerns.
Speaking of which, best of luck to any of you running Boston tomorrow. Maybe someday (or in my dreams) I will make it there too. 🙂
Mid-April last year there were already tractors in the fields doing spring planting too. It will be well into May this year before we get crops in the ground.
Strange how this weather thing works. Last year was one of the mildest winters in memory. This year our snowfall is well above average, I just read that March Minnesota temps were 5 – 10* below average, and here we sit on April 14th in a near blizzard with 18* windchill.
The bright side, of course, is that our ground is dry and we really need all the moisture we can get. Sometimes things just get miserable even if you're en route to a desired outcome.
Which reminds me, I have a few quality runs I'd like to get in this week so I've got confidence in an awesome race on Saturday. Not that the runs will be miserable per se, but a hard run is a hard run. Don't worry though, I won't push it too much before race day.
I don't mean to bore you all again with chatter about the weather, but for me it's rather all-consuming right now.
I hope you are all enjoying the rest of your weekend (under more pleasant skies). 😉