Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Spring Hasn’t Yet Sprung


dog tracks in the snow

My running route. Looks like a big dog had taken itself out for a walk on the far L and R, I’m the second on the L, then Kobi’s little feet.

I’m tired of the cold.  It became quite cold again on March 21st.  It doesn’t make any sense.  Well it does actually, when you live 2 hours south of the Northwest Territories winter likes to sink its teeth in and hold on.

The forecast for the next 7 days is -18C to -20C overnight with highs up to -2C.  If it has a “negative” sign in front of a number that cannot be called a “high” in my opinion anymore.  Perhaps if I refer to the temperature in farenheit I will feel slightly better.

I’ve had a few decent runs outside this week, but I find my enthusiasm is wearing down.  I had to remind myself during yesterday’s run that I need to be happy and grateful to be running again (recall foot injury) and I am and that kept me going, but it’s getting harder and harder to continue embracing the cold.

dog jumping in the snow

Kobi and her canine enthusiasm. Cold or snow doesn’t phase her.

It also didn’t help that there was a really cold head-wind and the footing was really tricky thanks to the inch of new snow over ice.

I’m sure in another 2 weeks spring will really be here and I’ll be complaining about something else (like mud), but I’m kind of looking forward to complaining about something else – with enthusiasm of course.

Author: Angie

I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. I found my dog Kobi in 2011 when she was only 5 weeks old and we've been having running adventures ever since.

24 thoughts on “Spring Hasn’t Yet Sprung

  1. Oh, I wish you much great weather in the future!! That stinks!! Cold head-winds are the worst, too!!! Keep on going!!! It will be warmer before you know it! 🙂

  2. Oh man, this winter seems to be dragging on and bumming a bunch of people out. You can come to Texas for a visit – it’s fairly warm here now. Hope you get spring soon!!!

  3. Ha, mud is the next runner complaint once the winter ends.

  4. While our temperatures are nowhere near that cold down in Vancouver it’s still much chillier than it was the past couple of weeks as well! I think Mama Nature got a little bit confused after the first day of Spring…

    • I think nature did get a bit confused. Brrrrr, Vancouver chilly isn’t comfortable thanks to the humidity down there. At least it’s a dry cold up here.

  5. I feel your pain. Two beautiful 60F days here, and in a day we’re to get another accumulation of snow and be in the 20Fs again. I was so close to being able to put away all those winter gear clothes! Yesterday I was out working a burn of all the fallen tree debris – t-shirt and jeans. It was wonderful. Not too hot, not too cold. We could be outside again! I miss liking outside. 🙂 Take care. Be careful with your foot on that ice.

    • I miss liking outside too. Such a good way to summarize how I’m feeling about this cold spring. It’s -17C/1F right now! Enough already.

      • Exactly. It’s just hanging on…. which winter always does where I’m from, usually, we get a snow storm around spring break here and that’s the end… lo-and behold! Snow coming this week… it wouldn’t be so bad if the rest of the winter hadn’t been so abnormal…

      • It has been an abnormal winter. I find some comfort knowing that at least I’m not alone in experiencing an abnormal winter. I hope the snow leaves for you soon!

      • 🙂 Thanks. You too! Here’s to warmer runs! Cheers!

  6. Just when you think you’re out of it, slam, more cold. If January and February weren’t so brutal, I’d almost be okay with this, but this winter’s been relentless… Bring on that mud, and sun burn.

  7. I share your longing for spring. It’s almost here now, but it’s dragging it’s feet too. If it’s any consolation, I was hoping to find spring in Rome, but instead I ran a marathon in the pouring rain. I conclude that spring isn’t in Rome either. I hope it’ll come out of hiding soon. Much more importantly though – I’m so delighted to keep hearing the great news about your fading injury! Upwards and onwards!

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