In 2008 our front yard crocus blossomed on April 5th and in 2009 it blossomed on March 21st. In spite of this late arriving spring, the crocus blossomed a bit earlier than these years, flowering just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
I’ve been sporadically recording the dates of when things bloom since 2005. I expect to see periwinkle and forsythia in early to mid-April with many others to follow shortly after. We planted some snowdrops in the fall of 2009 and only ONE came up. I had planned to plant more last fall but got lazy or busy or something like that. Another sign of spring is that babies come out of hiding.
Yesterday I was quite stiff after my Thursday night workout and were it not for the three errands I could do on my run, might have taken a day off. I ran three miles with a very clipped stride, first to drop off a baby gift, then to the post office and finally to the bank. I ended my run at Starbuck’s, ordering a triple-venti-whole milk-vanilla latte.
Given my near hobble yesterday, I was well pleased to feel fairly comfortable running 14 miles this morning. It bodes well that my body is bouncing back from a hard workout in 48 hours. The pace for the run was relatively slow but good enough at this point in my training. A big surprise was the runnable condition of the beltline. For the Toronto runner, that may be one of the top five signs that spring is around the corner.