Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration Mexican heritage (the date harkens from the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 and the Mexican army’s unexpected win over the French during Mexico’s fight for independence). Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated later in the year on September 16. Still, Cinco de Mayo is a welcome occasion to celebrate Mexican history, culture, food, and drink, and we’ve rounded up some local spots where you can do just that.
Lucky for us reluctant runners, there’s a litany of upcoming
runs zombie invasions, obstacle courses, mud pits, colored powder showers, escaped fugitives, and finish-line beers to keep us focused on anything but the fact that we’re actually running.
We’re ready for warm weather. We’re ready to leave the gloves behind. We’re ready to be outside without the risk of frost bite, slush-covered pants, and an ever-flowing runny nose. It’s be grand, winter. But we’re breaking up.
“It starts snowing in November and we don’t see the ground again until May.” An old roommate once described a Maine winter that way. And while it may historically be true, the winters of recent memory – and, like, right now – don’t seem keen on abiding by the six-months-of-snow-covered-ground rule. It’s been warm-ish in Maine’s southern parts. The snow has melted. And the snowshoeing? Not great at the moment, unless you head farther west or north. So what does one do to keep occupied in Winter when the snow is being elusive? This stuff: