A change of seasons..
The weather is changing and, with that, comes a set of side effects of running which will, mostly likely, stick around until April. As the temperatures start to cool, my lungs start to get that familiar burning sensation if I push too hard. And, when I push too hard or too long, I end up with the lovely, phlegmy cough for about an hour afterward. It’s really a beautiful sound. Just ask my wife!
It’s a wonderfully poetic thing, though, that as the trees lose the last of their leaves and the geese make their southbound flight, we, as runners, would take a period of the year and slow down a bit, too. Sometimes, of course, you slow down because you have to. Sometimes the snow slows us down. Sometimes, we slow down because the ice is a little treacherous. Sometimes, we slow down because what was once a two…
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