First of all, I’m not hot.
I’m just, well…
okay… I’m hot.
But I’m NOT complaining!
The last couple of days have been sunny and warm with a nice breeze to keep it from getting too hot. But because the weather was so nice, I did every possible physical activity I could think of outside. That’s why I’m hot.
The most physical activity was harvesting my lawn again. The mowing itself took a few hours, and then I had to rake all the clippings and clumps. By the time I was done, my yard looked like a hay field scattered with bales of hay.
My hands were blistered. My arms were sore. And I was 10 bucks in the hole. But it was well worth it to have Amp bag up those bales and dump them in our mulch pile so that I……
could do this!
And did you notice the shiny ‘Stang? It got its first real bath of the season this weekend too! Much needed since it only gets sponge baths throughout the winter.
And of course I took full advantage of the cool morning to run. And run I did.
I hadn’t meant to run so far.
I was just going to run my 6 mile route through the country. I haven’t run that route for a while, because it’s been so dark in the morning and I’m scared of coyotes, but today, since it was light at 6 AM already, I made a spur of the moment decision to go that way.
The first thing I noticed was that there were no cars speeding past me. Quite often, people will use the country roads as a short cut and will barrel down the road at high speeds. But this morning, nobody was on the roads.
With only 2 miles to go, I found out why.
I felt a moment of despair when I realized I was going to have to turn around and run all the way back. My 6 mile run was going to turn into almost 8 miles. And worse yet, I had asked the kids not to leave for school til I got back, so I was feeling a little pressure to get home. I picked up the pace and made it home with minutes to spare. (And a new PR pace to boot!)
With tired muscles, blistered hands, and sun-kissed shoulders, I have succeeded in making my weekend a terrific one. I’m headed back to work just in time for the rains to come.
So Abby, thanks for your Spring. It’s been exhausting, but I have enjoyed every minute of it!