At last, Spring. Wait, no?

I have a deadline to meet today for work.  Actually the deadline was last Monday, and now this is my extended deadline.  I’m trying to finish a [very boring] annual chapter.  The weather is sunny and finally warm.  I was due to run 9 miles yesterday, but due to the looming deadline, I postponed my run.  It will be today, followed by a bit of lake kayaking.  For the last month, we have had Spring on the weekends, and Winter during the week.  Not just a chilly day here and there, but record breaking cold and snow.  Then at the end of last week, the meteorologists assured us that Spring weather is here to stay.   But now they say Wednesday and Thursday will be cold, with a chance of snow.  No! NO! NO!!!

My lilies don’t look good in snow and sleet.


Janathon blogs:  This is a fun one.  Plenty of regular updates, and a killer picture of waffles.  I am hungry now, yet I find myself without a waffle maker or any delicious maple syrup in the house.  No updates since January, but nicely done for that month, with neat pictures and reports. Lovely reflective blog about running, walking and yoga.  Even the “April Fool’s” entry didn’t destroy the peace radiating from this blog.  I love the Erie Canal pictures, having made my one and only trip to the Niagara area exactly one year ago.  Very nicely done.  Fun jogging updates and pictures.  She stopped blogging at the end of Janathon, but not before greeting “Fabruary.”  I love it.  Definitely “fab.” Only a couple of blog updates since Janathon ended, but this blogger is definitely committed to fitness.  And sheep pictures.  Visit this blog for the sheep.  A lot of them. This person is promoting Swimathon this week.  I can’t swim.  I’m an egg beater in the water.  So, I’m in awe of swimmers.  And what this swimmer/blogger is doing with Swimathon is very cool.


Boston is a long-time pipe dream for me, so I watched with emotion this week, the tragedy, the evil, and the heroic.  Then this morning I was able to do one little thing.  Our local running community and a radio station held a one-mile run/walk for Boston.  All proceeds went to the One Fund Boston.  It felt good to do something.

Walk-Run for Boston

And, some more Janathon blogs.  It’s been awhile.  She didn’t get far with Janathon blogging, but with all of those lovely photos of knitting, sewing, needlework, and quilting works in progress, I’m completely overlooking the Janathon thing.  Quit Janathon in the middle, with an announcement even.  But is still running and is training for a marathon.  Go for it!  Nice running discussion and pictures of shoes, running magazines and other running things.  Inspirational mileage numbers!  Fun posts about running, mileage, running gadgets, healthy delicious-looking food, and lots about container stores.  Interesting!  Workout summaries, lamenting the time change to Daylight Savings (I hear ya), healthy food discussion and more.  Nice!  Audiofuel is awesome!  ‘Nuff said.  I have one of the Audiofuel marathon training music bundles, and I love it to pieces.  The blog is full of interesting and helpful fitness information, too.