Daffodils! If there is a surer sign that winter will eventually regress back into the dark corner of our collective memory, I haven’t found it yet. Daffodils shoot up through the soil early and then are hardy enough to weather the inevitable late freezes and small snow storms that follow those early periods of warmth.
In this respect, the daffodil serves as an excellent model for runners all across the country. Sure, there are going to be some rough weather patches yet to come, but the end is in sight. If you’ve made consistent training a reality for the first two months of 2019, you’re in position to start reaping some of those fitness rewards as spring begins to bloom.