It’s setting in early this year. You might feel it too… that burning desire for spring and the bounty it brings with it. And yet it’s only February… On my run yesterday* my eyes were peeled to the ground, the dirt more specifically. Scouring the gardens of each house I passed, searching for spring… any sign of it. I need flowers! And yes, we’re still a ways off, but actually I was pleasantly surprised… flowering branches, camellias, pieris, snow drops are all out there, probably confused by the warm weather we’ve been getting. They too agree that winter should be over.
*I say that as if it’s always been part of my daily routine, like I’m a true runner. I assure you I am not. But taking my doctor’s annual advice to get more cardio activity, I’m starting up again. And it’s true… I always feel better, stronger, healthier when I get into a routine. It’s just the starting part that I hate. Yesterday, in a desperate internet quest for answers, I learned that the horrible all-over itching sensation I was experiencing during my jog is caused by “prolonged inactivity” and should go away after a week of consistent exercise. Well fantastic.