The hardest part will be losing the weight I've gained since last July. I definitely don't like how my clothes fit right now or what I see in the mirror. But, I feel like I've turned a corner and I'm going in the right direction.
It just looks like it's going to be a long journey to get back into decent shape right now. I'm entered in a tough 50K in April, but I doubt very much that I'm even going to show up that day. If I'm lucky, I'll be up to ten mile runs by then, but I don't see much purpose in risking injury by trying to finish a race when I'm not in good enough shape to do it safely.
It's snowing right now and we have a winter storm watch for tonight and tomorrow. If all goes well, this storm will give us 8"-12" of new snow. Plus, a bigger storm is expected on Friday. The days are getting longer, the high temps are nudging above freezing, but I'm still not giving up on ski season.