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Spring Things

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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.

Early arrival of crocus.

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.

Barely three weeks old!

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.

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  1. Flowering crocus and babies — ‘Tis Spring at last! Henry has definitely come out of hiding. We go for one or two walks a day. He loves his stroller and always falls asleep in it. If that isn’t motivation for a new mom to exercise, I don’t know what is!

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