Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome I mean I mean Spring...

It's the first Monday after Spring started. Saturday was a spectacular day. My 7.5 mile run was a great run. My ankle felt really good. The neighbors were out raking their lawn, the yearly salespeople wanting to aerate my lawn were out in force and the home centers were getting all their spring merchandise out. The weather ended up being 74 degrees because of the South winds.....wait a minute...hold the phone, did someone say South Winds? When the South winds start blowing this time of the year, it can only mean one thing....a BIG STORM.

Welcome to our first spring snowstorm. The trees are budding, the birds are chirping and the winds are howling at 30 mph and 25 degrees outside. I think I will hit the local gym with the kids (I'm committed to taking them today as they all bugged me about it on the drive to school). The forcast says that by the end of the week we'll be back in the 50's.

Overall though, my spirits are high and the weekend was a good one.

Friday: I got a pair of compression shorts from Pearl Izumi to test out. I also discovered that I had enough points on my Subway card to get a free sandwich for lunch.

Saturday: I went on a great run and did some yard work (I picked up the rake and decided that I was better off renting a powerrake from the tool rental...thus postponing my yard work for another 2 weeks..wahoo!!)

Sunday: I assisted my wife in hanging empty photo frames. I think we have more empty ones then ones with actual photos in them. She did order the photos though, so now we get to take them down, put the pictures in them and rehang them. The good part about that is getting on the good side with the wife.

I also found out I won a $40 gift certificate from Runners' Lounge..Runners' Lounge... thank you Amy. I now get to decide what to spend it on. Maybe some more socks, maybe $40 off some Asics...

I am anticipating a great week and a little snow storm won't dampen it. Welcome to Spring.


  1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. I appreciate the c25k encouragement. I hope that one day I too will be running 7.5 miles (well at least 5).

    Congrats on the Amazon GC!

  2. Oh man that is some crazy weather. I don't know that I could handle that. I freak out when it's 60 degrees one day and 45 the next haha