Tuesday, March 11, 2014

And so it begins.....

PLEASE let it really be beginning and not just Mother Nature psyching us out! This past weekend Spring Sprung and the sun was shining!

I played outside ALL day on Saturday. The sun was shining and I had my bare feet in the grass and dirt. In other words I was EARTHING. It is no secret or surprise that the earth has electrical charges so when you put your bare feet to the earth you connect to the earth, allowing energy to pass from you to the earth and vice versa. Yeah, sure its a bit hokey but you know what? It works for me! So when spring rolls around and you come to my house you won't find me in shoes...ever. Ok maybe when I mow the lawn, maybe. I just feel better barefoot. I haven't gotten in to the whole barefoot running thing, that is different. I won't go there. I don't think.

Anyway. With the temps rising and the sun shining I have come out of my cave....my treadmill got some use this winter and I am grateful for it but I am ready to give her a rest. This morning LB and I missed the school bus. He was tired from staying up past his bed time and I was tired from exerting myself in Hot Yoga for the first time in a loooooong time. So we overslept. Once I dropped him off I laced up, leashed up the pup, and hit the neighbor(ing)hood. Ace did great for his first run! We went 3.5 miles and had a few stepped on paws, knees to the ribs, squirrel sitings, dog barkings, and all around mishaps. But overall he is going to be an excellent running buddy.

On the run I couldn't help but think about my spring running goals and plans. This weekend happens to be the  ShamRock 5k. LB has Saturday school to make up for snow days so it's almost perfect to put him on the bus and head to the race. I'm even thinking of brining Ace along for his first race experience. I'm not sure if he's quite ready for that though. It can be exciting for a such a little guy!
There is the Mike to Mike half marathon coming up in May and I think I'll do it. I've been pseudo training for a few weeks now but it's time to buckle down and get after it. I'm sure there will be a few others pop up and I am ready to get back to where I was when I could race 5 Mile Style...ready for any race, any distance, at any moment....so I hereby declare Operation 5 Mile Style underway. Who's with me??

I'm hoping I can ride this sun-filled enthusiasm for a while, like for the rest of life....

Hard to believe only a couple of short weeks ago we were doing this!

And then this weekend I got my garden planted!

And this morning went for a nice, sunny run!

So how about you? Are you ready for spring and summer????  What races do you have on your calendar that you are excited about? Are you ready, at a moments notice, to run any race you want? Are you up for the challenge?


  1. Yes! I love that time of year when it's time to get the garden started! (And yes, enter the race.)

  2. I couldn't agree more! The weather is fantastic, today we had 70's. Too bad they are calling for low 30s on Thursday. Will winter ever end? I'm so over it.

  3. I am so ready for spring. It's been so cold here in VT, we have a beautiful day yesterday 50 and sunny and now we have blizzard conditions. I too love to be barefoot!

  4. Hopefully the weather holds for you. We just had a nice run of 40s (ok, maybe 2 days with 40s as a high), and got smacked in the mouth by 4 1/2 inches of snow yesterday. I was running in shorts, and today I'll probably be all bundled up. I may even break out the snowshoes.

    Good luck on the Shamrock.

  5. First: I am WAY super jealous if your awesome garden. Second: I'm running the Oskar Blues 4 miler tomorrow! Third: I'd love to be ready to race a a moments notice...so I'm with you!! Let the sunshine happy feeling last like forever ;-)


You're pretty much awesome!!


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