Another snowfall, another snow day. You’ve got to
love intensely dislike this winter.
I love me a good snow day. Yesterday’s was wonderfully relaxing, but I have to admit: I’m longing for spring in the worst way. I’m tired of being cold, tired of having to have my pants dry cleaned frequently (thanks, salt, sleet, and slush), tired of slip-sliding all over the sidewalks. Can it just warm up already, please? Can it just be Cherry Blossom time (for the race, not the tourists)?
(As someone from the Midwest, I know it could be worse. I know they have it worse this year [and every year]. But hell, I need this winter to skedaddle.)
Not that it’s impeded me too much. True, I’m a biking wimp, so my poor Fuji hasn’t seen the light of day in a while. But I’m still doing my long runs outside and walking 99 percent of the time. My speed work, alas, has to be done on the treadmill (I can’t make it to the track workouts as I have downtown appointments those afternoons), but I’m enjoying it (when I’m not gasping for dear life, that is).
But with March, hope for spring springs eternal! (See what I did there?) This month should be interesting with 1) a follow-up visit to the RE, 2) the Paul Simon (and Sting) concert, and 3) a trip out West for a work conference. (You may surmise that I’m more excited about 2) and 3) over 1); you would be correct.) My long runs will continue as I ramp up for Cherry Blossom. I hope things thaw out enough that I can bike in a couple of times per week (after some routine maintenance on the bike, of course). With the time change, some runs home may be in order. I’ll also be going to a baby shower this month — you may think this would be painful for me, but it’s an experience I haven’t gone through, so I’m willing to tough it out for my friend (helps that I don’t feel particularly jealous about her pregnancy, I think). Frankly, I’m looking forward to having some pizza and cake that day.
I’m also supposed to start going back to my book club at the end of the month, but I’m feeling ambivalent about that — my current reading is related to my work and I’m not feeling the group as a whole anymore. I have to make the decision soon, I guess. For chatty times, though, I rather like my running group.
Spring as a whole will be busy. Both my parents and youngest brother are visiting. We might get a drop-in visit from one of the husband’s cousins, whom I like. Both of us have travel and both of us have deadlines in the April/March timeline. With May comes the Broad Street 10, my birthday (36, y’all), and other events. The next few months will be busy, busy, and I’m looking forward to it all.
So be over already, winter. You’ve made your point: you’re a bad ass. Time to let spring take the stage.