on a hunt for spring

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.

5 Responses to “on a hunt for spring”

  1. erin says:

    ewww. just your body humming?

  2. kathleen says:

    camellias! i saw snowdrops on my run in the park last week. though i know what it means bad things environmentally, i’m happy for the mild winter. and i say that as if things can’t change, like, tomorrow…

  3. kathleen says:

    hate when i hit send before i read over…meant to say, though i know THAT it means bad things environmentally, i’m happy for the mild winter.

  4. Helena says:

    Get the nike training app. It is invigorating! You can do it anywhere

  5. Brooke says:

    Ack, is that what that feeling is? Schlepping buckets sure feels like sustained activity some days, ha. I’ve been thinking about running more lately too. The Texas heat always puts a stop to it around May unfortunately.

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