Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Signs of Spring - Vermont Style

Two sure signs of spring in Vermont!

Mud!


Sugaring!


Today my plan was to go to the gym after work. I left work late and because it was so late I didn't want to go to the gym. I felt rushed and just dreaded the treadmill.  It would have made more sense daylight wise to keep on heading to the gym but I turned the car left instead of right and drove toward home.  The trouble with going home first is I check the mail, check the fire, feed the cats etc. But eventually I changed my clothes and headed out. I did don my reflective vest as I knew it would be getting dark before I returned.

 I had a great run.  I had a better pace than I have had non race in quite awhile, more than meeting the goal I put in my head. I didn't look at my watch until I got home so I didn't know what my pace was, although I felt I was doing well.  When I looked at my overall pace I cheered! Each mile was in the 9s but the last which was 10:16.  Maybe being stressed and in a hurry helped but I think it was just one of those days!


Muddy, cool, fading light BUT spring is coming so life is good.




20 comments:

Running Through Life said...

Who would have thought you could be so happy to see mud.

newrunner said...

Yay for spring!!! BTW, I love your blog picture of you running in those fancy tights!!

Heidi said...

Yay for spring coming! I can't wait for daylight savings to begin this week. More light for running after work.

Anne said...

Good job getting out there...and see, it was well worth it :) ...rockin' pace!

Monica said...

Spring has sprung!! Enjoy!

Meg said...

I really do like mud, I wish they made running boots! I think we are on the same teaching schedule, my conferences are done tomorrow. It was a long, long week. Do you ever find yourself feeling like you've said the same thing more than a few times. Today, I felt a little muddled like that. I hope yours go well!

MCM Mama said...

Woohoo! Spring is on its way!

Julie said...

I would be happy to see mud too! Eventually it will dry up and everything will be all good:) Way to get out there and run at a great pace! I am with you and would rather run outside than running on the mill any day!!

Jill said...

I've never seen a sugar mill before...gotta do that one day! Way to knock out a great run today, I'm sure you feel on cloud 9 right now! :)

Amy said...

As I started reading I thought you were going to say you didn't do your run - and it ended up being such a good one! Great! And yay for spring - here the first sign are the crocuses poking their heads up...

Johann said...

The best runs are often the ones you didn't expect would be great. Glad you had such a good one.
Soon I'll be writing about winter runs while you enjoy summer.

Staci Dombroski said...

I cannot wait for the spring!!!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a successful run to me - way to get it done!

Mmm, sugar!!

Teamarcia said...

Life IS good! Is that what it's called? Sugaring? Never knew that!

Claudia said...

looking forward to spring and being able to finally run outside.

Katie A. said...

I am more excited that it's staying light out longer! Funny, it's getting colder here in NorCal this past week while you guys are getting warmer! Ha!
Checked out your race schedule - you are going to have a great spring!

Tara said...

Yay for you for getting your run in after a stressful day at work. Sometimes that's really all you need is a good run!

I'm happy to see mud too; no snow!

Molly said...

why do I always think of food when I read your posts? Sugaring season, and now I'm all happy for maple syrup on pancakes.

Alisa said...

I think Oregon has mud all year long =). I guess that's better than a frozen tundra right?! =)

Did you get my email about Maine? Will you be around?

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Like the sugaring pic! Like seeing pics from other parts of the country!