After many Wednesday nights of frosty running, today’s warmer temperatures hovering over zero celcius – or high 30’s F – were a shock to my system. I was overdressed, and I had to peel off my hat and jacket by the half-way mark. But towards the end of my run, within 5 minutes of running, I grabbed a few signs of spring.
As my buddy and I were running down a major street, someone yelled at us from their window. S thought the guy was swearing at first but we then realized that they were yelling at me – the female runner. No one has called at me in months either because they can’t see the ponytail under my hat or it’s just been too cold to roll down the car windows. This was my first sign of spring.
Shortly after, I smelled pot in the air. I did a double-take; after all, it is mid-week and a school night, but my buddy noticed it too. Then, I realized that the warmer temperatures are bringing the kids outside. With that, unfortunately, comes some of the negatives.
Over-dressing, cat-calls and teenage “antics”. These may not be the best signs of spring but I’ll take them.