While some people call me a wuss for sitting out the last couple weeks because of the weather, I am not the one who is now laid up with sickness and not running this week. I tallied another three miles last night at a semi-difficult pace to shake off the humiliation of Tuesday's last place effort. My pace was a minute and 10 seconds faster this go around.
It has been good to get back to consistent running. In the last four days my mileage has more than doubled for the month. The streets are mostly clear, and the snow on the sidewalks is now more manageable for running.
The temperatures have climbed above zero. And today the temperature is not only going to be positive, but -- my goodness! -- above freezing, well, almost. Close enough. You'd better believe I'm going to be out there again this evening.