Dear Mother Nature,

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Did you miss the memo? In case you forgot, let me remind you: it’s May. It’s not even the beginning of May. It’s mid-May. It’s May 12th and you dumped inches of snow on us last night. This is entirely unacceptable.

Despite the sloppy, snowy mess you graced us with over the night, I ventured out for a run this morning. Your slush ain’t gonna slow me down! I ran 2.5 wet miles and now my Nikes are soaked. I’ve stuffed them with newspaper in hopes of drying them out by tomorrow. I’d like to go for one more run in Colorado before I fly out to Ohio on Friday. And my shoes better not be wet by Friday!

And this whole ‘snowing’ thing? I hope you got it out of your system because I will not tolerate any delayed flights on Friday. I haven’t seen my grandma in months and she (and my parents!) will be waiting for me at the airport when I arrive. And you don’t want to make an adorable, 84 year old grandma wait for anything, do you? Of course not.

And while we’re chatting, let’s talk about Sunday. Sunday is the Cleveland Marathon. You weren’t exactly the kindest of souls to me last September when I ran the Boulder marathon. Your crazy winds and 90 degree heat wave made running 26.2 miles painfully slow, hot, and miserable. I think you owe me one. How about mid 60s and partly cloudy? And no wind please.

Thanks for listening. I really do love you and the great weather you provide us (most of the time) here in Colorado. “300 days of sunshine a year!” is your motto. So let’s snap to it, k?

Love,
~Erin

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  1. Ally says:

    Ick! Well, if it makes you feel any better, Texas just skipped spring and went straight to summer. It was 90 yesterday. And the day before that. And the day before that. Oh, and humid. AWESOME. Which means if I’m not out the door at 5:00AM it’s too hot to run. Ugh. Hate.Training.In.Summer. HATE

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