Signs of Spring

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain – and I am loving it. I think the best part of this is being off for the week and able to enjoy it with my boys.

Signs of Spring that I have seen in the past 24 hours:

1. Change in diet: While running in the late afternoon, I caught a fly in my mouth. Usually this bothers me but since it was the first of the year, I reacted with just a “Yuck”, thought about the little extra protein in my diet and kept running.

2. Speed work: I haven’t really done any all winter because I’ve been running when it is icy, dark or both. Last night, I was able to really push myself for the first time since September and it felt good.

3. Kegels: I suddenly have to add these back into my cooldown routine. Why? Because I can do speedwork again, have had two children and the aging process continues.

4. Early rises: My 12 year old dog is back to wanting to go out before 7:00 in the morning. I wish our neighbours felt the same way; big dogs have big barks and it’s only a matter of time before he catches a little night critter hiding under a bush.

5. Street games: I spent 2 hours outside today running and playing frisbee with my boys.

6. Road Races: With my boys. We live on a little court and my youngest loves to race around the circle. Today, we timed him: 30 seconds to run 75 metres. Not bad for a 4 year old.

7. Dressing less: The winter outwear is going away on the weekend if this sunshine lasts. I’m crossing fingers and toes.

By the way, I didn’t end up swallowing that fly after all. I discovered it under my tongue a few miles later and wiped it out. That time I was annoyed.

What are your favorite signs of spring?

3 Replies to “Signs of Spring”

  1. Spring has (almost) sprung, and all of us cols weather runners are loving it! Here's to running in shorts and short sleeves. I always seem to swallow the gnats that fly around the trail I run on. My favorite signs of spring are later sunset, warmer temps, flowers pushing there way out of the ground, and the wonderful smell of spring!

  2. I love your signs of spring! My tulips have started to bloom. I love seeing more people out and about in the city. Patios at my fave places are open now too! Oh, and baseball season is very very close 🙂

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