Ground Hog Day For Runners

Spring is NOT yet upon us – Happy Groundhog Day

“I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters … That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t I get that day over, and over, and over…” – Bill Murray in Groundhog Day

I guess a Groundhog Day movie for runners wouldn’t be too big of a hit. Even Bill Murray couldn’t pull of day after day running on a treadmill. That is not a recipe for good entertainment. In the actual movie though, Phil needed all those repeating days to learn the meaning of life and love. So maybe there is an opportunity for the dreaded treadmill to do the same for you.

Unlucky for us, today we found out that winter will be a long event this year. We can rest assured though that Spring is coming. Soon our everyday runs won’t all be like the Arrowhead 135 in Minnesota (thanks for sharing Running, Life and Between). And yes, the “135” in the name does stand for the mileage, and Minnesota is one of if not the coldest state among the continental US.

But don’t fret if you’re into the whole cold running thing. You will still have the opportunity to run the Ice Marathon in Antarctica. Here is the video to get you excited (it’s the closest thing I can think of to running on the moon):


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