3.06.2005

On the Road Again

Running. It had been a week. No thought of running other than the thought that I didn't have to think about it. Now it was time to return. I found my sneakers and everything else I needed to go running. It was a glorious Florida March morning with temps in the high 50s and the sun out. Oak trees are nearing their time to shed and burst forth with annoying pollen and new lush green growth. I took off running very slowly so to remind myself what it was all about. I cruised along feeling very comfortable and aware of the beautiful day out. I made good time despite some high heart rates, finishing my "short" 4-miler in 34.5 minutes. I might have gone longer but felt just right to end when I did. Keeps me wanting more.
Official Tan Season. Once back in the barn I had some oatmeal and went out back to read the Sunday paper. It was warm enough now to shed the shirt and soak up some rays. I dozed off in the middle of reading and ended up getting a little sun burn on my chest. Oh well. I had to start burning sooner or later. Might as well be now. I look forward to that sun starched sleep tonight.
Yard work. Not that my day was a total sensory indulgence I made some serious headway performing some spring pruning of the palm trees. The place is looking pretty good as the nice weather kicks in. It's the best of times to be in Florida. Come on down folks!

7 comments:

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Pruning the palm trees? That's too funny. I didn't think you needed to prune those at all. It sounds like it was a nice day all over the country. Its about time too!

frolicking filly said...

Sounds wonderful, its great you had a awesome "time out" Man that would be great to visit, how many people can you fit in your barn, :)
Heather

Carmi said...

I admire your courage in pursuing your athletic pursuits. I have always tried to add running to my regimen - I'm primarily a cyclist, with a history of swimming mixed in - but could never get used to the pounding of running. If I could find a way to be a more comfortable runner, I know I'd do well. Thoughts?

susie said...

Good for your run. Sounds perfect. But I don't want to hear about falling sleep in the sun. We're at least a month away from that:(

Brendan said...

Tan season. That's probably two months away up here. that's one thing I miss about Atlanta---by this time of year you could count on at least a few days a week of shorts weather./

Mark I. said...

Pruning palm trees? Sun?

MAN, it's like we live in different countries or something?!

;)

Bex said...

Yes, the weather was absolutely terrible yesterday! We left yesterday evening, and it was raining so hard we expected to see Noah and his ark float by. I was going to run outside earlier in the day, even in the rain, but it the sprinkling became a deluge.