LAMB TO LION…
There’s an old saying about March weather: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.”
It means that the nasty winter weather at the start of the month will be replaced with favorable spring weather when it leaves. Basically, things will go from “wild to mild.”
And having weathered many winters growing up in New Jersey and Wisconsin, I’ve witnessed this firsthand.
Of course I’ve also seen March come in like a lamb and go out like a lion… sometimes Mother Nature has a few more winter zingers to throw your way before spring finally takes hold.
Maybe we should just wait and see if the Leprechaun spies his shadow come St. Patrick’s Day (nobody tell the groundhog).
But perhaps you’re wondering what this has to do with running. You might think I’ll be chatting about how weather conditions impact running (oh, it most certainly does).
But that’s a post for another time.
Actually, I’m using the lion/lamb adage in a slightly different way.
Since I ran the Los Angeles Marathon back in mid-February, my recovery has taken a little bit longer than I planned. I still don’t quite have the pep back in my step. No biggie; it happens.
But I’m currently feeling much more lamb than lion.
So I’m taking this opportunity to shake things up a bit.
I’m changing up my eating habits (improving them), shifting up my training (new weightlifting regimen and more speedwork) and a few other lifestyle tweaks.
Now I had been thinking about which March race to run and had a trio in mind:
- San Diego Half Marathon (March 13)
- Great Race of Agoura Half Marathon (March 19)
- Hot Chocolate 15K- San Diego (March 19)
Instead, I’ve decided to skip doing a March race entirely.
Rather I’m going to spend the next few weeks adjusting to these changes and hopefully emerge stronger for my other races this year (next up will be the Hollywood Half Marathon on April 9th).
Going from a lamb to lion, if you will.
Or at least from a lamb to a heavyset house cat with a nasty disposition.
Meow… and Run on!