Blog: The weather freezes spring sports

 

There is nothing worse than it being the end of March and waking up to a winter wonderland. Alright, alright; I suppose things could be worse. For instance, we could not have an indoor facility to run in when things happen like this. Oh wait…

But in all seriousness, there is nothing more frustrating and annoying than Canton’s unpredictable weather. (Or I suppose it is predictable that the weather will be unpredictable.)

Junior runner Tina Oprean runs near the front of the pack during a cross-country race in the fall of 2011. Mother nature has certainly put a white blanket on spring sports so far in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Andy Smith)

Either way, I know the whole four seasons in one day can be a curve ball for athletes and coaches, especially for the spring sports. Hence, which is why I am writing this blog about icky weather ruining our lives.

So maybe I am being a bit dramatic, but I am pretty certain that I am not the only one that feels a little bitter about this ‘spring’ weather.

It not only interferes with workouts, practices and games, but also makes an athlete’s motivation go downhill. I mean, come on, who would want to run or play a game of ball in this weather?

Personally, running in 30 mph winds is something I do not find fun or exciting. But hey, there may be people out there that enjoy a good ole’ wind burn on their face.

With spring technically here and April right around the corner, you can definitely say that there hasn’t been any sign of flowers blooming and sunshine shining.  From the looks of it, Canton probably has a good month or two before it starts to finally feel like spring, but anything is possible.

The only thing athletes and students for that matter can do is keep working hard and hope for the best.  I cannot promise you sunshine next week or at the end of the school year, but I can promise you unpredictable weather from our very own Canton, Ohio.

Look the bright side: March Madness is still going on, and we all can enjoy sitting around the television screaming at our bracket teams to win.

Stay strong athletes! Sunshine will forever be in our dreams and thoughts and maybe, just maybe, outside by the time June rolls around.

Tina Oprean is a sports writer for The Aviso AVW.

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