The Five Stages of February

Denial

  • Spring is just around the corner.
  • February was snowy last year, so it won’t be snowy this year.
  • There is no scientific evidence that a rodent can predict the duration of the seasons.

Anger

  • Oh, you went to Florida for a week? How nice. May you be soaked back to your childhood by the salty, cresting slush of a thousand snow plows.

Bargaining

  • A core workout in the family room is almost like running, right?
  • Maybe if I bribe my neighbor with cookies, he will let me use his snow blower.

Depression

  • It has always been winter.
  • It will always be winter.
  • It will always be winter and there will be nothing on TV but curling and ice dancing.

Acceptance Sarcasm

  • Is it snowing again? I hadn’t noticed.

About Jon Waldron

Running and Racing have been important parts of my life for as long as I can remember. I ran Track and Cross Country at Amherst HS, back in the day, and am proud to have been training and competing with the Cambridge Sports Union (CSU) for the past thirty years. If my bones hold out, I hope to continue for another thirty. About a dozen years ago, I began coaching, first as an Asst. Coach at Newton North HS in Newton, MA, and for the past eight years, as Head Track and Cross Country Coach at Concord Academy in Concord, MA. I've been writing for as long as I've been running. I've been blogging about running since 2005, and after a two-year hiatus, began blogging at "the runner eclectic" in 2014. In my experience, writing about running is way harder than running itself. I also still have a day job, working full-time as a Technical Product Manager for Nuance Communications, based in Burlington, MA. Thank you for reading my blog, and please consider leaving a comment.
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2 Responses to The Five Stages of February

  1. Robin says:

    Here’s the rebuttal:

    Each week we are gaining ten minutes of daylight in the morning, and another ten minutes of daylight in the afternoon.

    The Olympics closing ceremony is happening even as I type, and we can pay full attention to spring training.

    The past two days of rain and thaw have cleared the roads — long run outdoors today!

    Only five days until March, less than four weeks until March 21, and just over five weeks until April

    As for Florida, just wait until July and that lovely run at 6 a.m. when it’s 60 degrees, and pity those to the south who have to run in the gym where the A/C is on, One can always put on more layers but there is a limit to what one can take off.

    … and while on my run, I saw two robins.

  2. Robin says:

    (loved the post and laughed out loud)

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