Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shorts

So what could be fascinating enough to drag me out of my month-plus long silence? How about the fact that I wore shorts on my run this evening? Yes, I may have caused a few (minor) traffic accidents with the glare from my super bright white legs. But who cares? It was sunny! And warm! And I was wearing shorts!

The last month or so I have been constantly reminded of how important running (and my other favorite forms of exercise) are to my mental health. I can be having the worst, most brain-draining day, and getting out in the fresh air for a run or sweating my booty off on a hard trainer ride can completely turn my attitude around. I have been very busy with work and my caseload is higher than it has ever been. While I feel extremely blessed to be so busy with my new office and in this craptastic economy, the higher caseload (of mostly not so nice divorce and custody cases) has taken it's toll on me. Running (and swimming, biking, and kettlebells) is what keeps me sane.

Anyhow . . . other than work and working out I have squeezed in some fun over the last month . . .


Took Sophie (and my 8 year old niece) bowling.



Ran the Human Race 8K in St. Paul with my sister and running partner - and Sophie ran the kid's race.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather stays warm and sunny. I am hoping to get my bike off the trainer and outside for the first time this year tomorrow after work. Happy spring!

8 comments:

Christine said...

Welcome back!! :) I'm glad to hear all is going well! I can't wait to run in short and t-shirt :)

Marlene said...

I was wondering what happened to you! Glad to hear things are going well with the practice, and that you are keeping your sanity in tact with running & biking. WOOHOO SHORTS!

onelittletrigirl said...

Been missing you- glad you popped in to say hello :)

Diana said...

I've had my bike out for a couple of rides already! I'm anxious to get on with it already! Then again, I ride whenever it's above freezing! To me, 40 degree weather says biking!
Next step is to get the new road bike off the trainer and out for it's virgin road ride! As soon as all the "winter" garbage gets washed away.....
I know that look of the white legs! I'm suffering from it to.....

TutuRunner said...

yea for shorts!!! i can't wait to wear some on a morning run...

Richelle said...

The weather has been so nice here lately! I went for a run on Wednesday evening and was so happy to wear a t-shirt.

DRog said...

great news work is busy for you!
happy its working
training will save your sanity for sure!!

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runningthedawn.com said...

the winter is over! the queen has returned :) you are most welcome!!!!

yay shorts :)