Like an unwelcome guest who has overstayed his welcome...

I'm looking at you, Old Man Winter.  Seriously, can you not take a hint?  I'm not pleased about the WINTER STORM WARNING outlined in red on weather.com nor this from NOAA/NWS:

Saturday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 28. Breezy, with a east southeast wind 13 to 20 mph becoming north northeast. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 7 inches.

Saturday Night: Snow. Low around 20. Blustery, with a north northwest wind between 17 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Seriously.  Why you gotta be all rude and send such shiteous (™Perez Hilton) stuff from the sky this late in the season?  Every time I venture out in my Yaktrax and eleventy layers of technical and windbreaking fabric with my heavy Smartwool socks I think to myself "haven't we year-round outdoor runners shown our mettle enough this season?"  Apparently not.  &^%&*#$%!

Today I was able to do my run on mostly clear roads and didn't require Yaktrax to keep from falling on my ass...but it still mostly sucked.  It was cold and my muscles never felt warmed-up and loose.  My lower back and hip are still bothering me some and my right knee is randomly being a turd, too.  I also am feeling the subtle return of peroneal tendonitis on the outsides of my feet.  Tomorrow I am going to swap the Superfeet orthotic insoles out of my shoes and put the factory sockliners back in--perhaps the moderate stability shoe + insoles is causing some overcorrection.  Last time I had issues with my peroneal tendon area the only thing that solved it was a less controlling shoe.  Of course, less controlling = pissy right knee, so I have a feeling that I am going to have to suck it up and get a referral to an orthopedist or podiatrist to talk about custom orthotics one of these days.  I think my pronation needs on my feet are different...and/or I am suspicious that I may have one leg that is just a hair longer than the other.  The fact that 90% of my chronic annoyances involve my right foot/knee/leg has me thinking it's gotta be more than coincidental.

So as crummy as my 10 miler was...there was no way that 14 miler was going to happen.  Tues. is looking great, though it will probably be a little sloppy with temps potentially above freezing and sunshine.  All those 9" of snow from the weekend are going to make for some slushy fun...not.

*wanders off grumbling*


  1. You sound like me. :-/ And I had to start wearing my ankle brace again for my own peroneal tendinitis this week! Twin lives?

  2. I just saw your blog. Man, we can't catch a break. Now they are saying a full foot of snow by the time this is over tomorrow night. I just hope that these are the last acts of a desperate season.

    What ever possessed us to train for Spring marathons, anyhow. Oh, yeah...insanity.


    I hope your ankle improves. Do you feel it just there, or more on your foot? I've not felt much in the way of pain on the outsides of my ankles, but I have that dull pulling sensation on my outer arches and the last time I had this it had gotten to where each step made the outside of my foot feel like there was a rubber band snapping. *shudders*

  3. Mine's along the side of my foot, radiating to the top a bit. The doc originally thought it was a stress fracture, so I got a lovely bone scan out of it, as well as a Dells vacation in a boot. Whee! :-P

    Hate snow. Hate it. Tried so hard to be thankful for a world that works so well, that lets humans thrive in so many intricate ways, TRIED to be positive...but I can't.