This was not my scheduled post for today, but I'm so buzzing with spring that my enthusiasm cannot be tamed! I can think of no better thing than shouting for joy to all of you about my favorite return of the sun and heat... the blue skies and flowers... the intoxicating feeling of bare skin being touched by fresh air!
Even if we dip back into the cooler temps, I've tasted it and my soul is thrilled. So are my running shoes, which had grown tired of the treadmill. I ran all winter indoors. I'm proud that I never stopped. 3-4 times a week meant that I'm faster and stronger than ever before. So yesterday when it occurred to me that I could return to my country road, I was curious how I'd perform. But I can't even compare it to a gym run... I sprinted past promising corn fields and jogged by sweet horses... I sang out loud and danced in the middle of a deserted road. I laughed and celebrated the return of short sleeves and time spent outdoors. A blue heron soared over my shoulder, and I'm sure I heard many messages whispered on the wind that I had to run straight into on the way back home.
If and when you have some glorious weather... do go outside and soak it up. And even if you do not run... everyone can walk. Move your body outside this week... it's such a
running down the road trying to loosen my load...