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Spring is in the Air

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

One thing’s for certain: There’s nothing like five months of a dreary and cold Northeast winter to make one really appreciate the sun (even if we didn’t get much snow this year). So when the temperature climbed to the low 60s yesterday, all I wanted to do was be outside.

Yesterday also happened to be my six-year work anniversary, so I’ve always appreciated this time of year. My birthday is also right around the corner (not that I really look forward to getting any older these days). As I wrote back in 2006, April is the Best Month.

This March feels more like April, and I’ll take it.


It was hard to resist the urge to go for a run yesterday since it was so beautiful out, but I ran a tough 10-miler Monday evening with some intense Fartleks, so I knew I shouldn’t push it. Plus, I went swimming on my lunch break yesterday.

So instead I celebrated spring by busting out our porch rockers (porch sitting season has arrived!), taking Stella and Happy for a couple of long walks, then spending about an hour and a half after work raking up all the winter debris — probably an early season record for me since there are still some patches of snow on the ground (my neighbors on both sides commented). But I couldn’t resist. It was just too damn nice out to be inside.

I filled all three of our yard waste garbage cans plus three additional biodegradable yard waste bags.


Bring it, spring! Enough of this cold nonsense.

Tags: anecdotes · saratoga springs

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dan // Mar 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Hey Gabe:
    I’m finally getting back into running so hopefull someday when you’re in the mood for a short and slow run we can go together. Margarita and I hope to hit some 5Ks this spring so maybe we can meet you and Jen. Take care.

  • 2 Blog Master G // Mar 18, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Rockin’, Dan! Glad to hear it. And for sure – I’m always down to run with a friend.

  • 3 A Marathoner // Mar 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Amen brother. Sooo sick of winter … glad Spring is finally (I hope) here.

  • 4 Blog Master G // Mar 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

    For sure! Winter is way too long, but definitely makes me appreciate sunny days that much more!