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Monday, March 25, 2013

The truth is, I am posting pictures and songs about reptiles as they prefer the warm weather. Et voila, if I do so, it will magically turn warm, right?



Boston is one of the many, many parts of the United States that is currently in Spring-pause mode right now. There are crocuses and snow drops up. My hyacinth are visible (albeit still green).

And I've still got a moderate-sized snow fort in my back yard.

I am awfully sick of this.

However in other, far more relevant news, I ran my second 5K of the year on Saturday. I was dead last in a very small field, but still shaved over 4 minutes off my time for the first 5K of the year, which had been run 13 days previously. All in all, it was good, although I did nearly slip on an ice patch.

Say what?!?!??!

You mean - you go out and run when there's ice on the ground?

Er, uh, yeah.

You go when it's raining?


You go when it's really hot out?


You go when it's muddy?


You go when you don't feel like it?


The only times I do not go (other than for actual rest days, such as yesterday) are either (a) it's dangerous, e. g. blizzard, hurricane, frogs falling from the sky or (b) I am ill with a fever.

Otherwise, I go, and I do something. It is not always running. Given all the snow we've had, a lot of my cardio for this calendar year has involved shoveling.

But the inner child who says, "I don't wanna!" does not get her way. She would rather sit at home, and eat junk food and watch bad TV and, well, anything but that.

She needs to shut up.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THECITYMOUSE 4/5/2013 10:28AM's still 40 degrees on the Outer's spring break for many kids and they come here in string bikinis and flip flops....lemme tell ya, the outlet mall and the one sad department store here is making a KILLING this spring .... rumour on the street is there was snow in Raleigh yesterday...why does spring want to continue to elude us?

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KAYWEB555 3/26/2013 11:00AM

    Keep movin it! I wouldn't go wth the falling frogs ! But then I don't run ! You are doing great keep up the super job of healthy living !

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CHEETARA79 3/26/2013 8:48AM

    Greg and I have a pretty good home gym right now. We have a bunch of equipment plus the Xbox Kinect hooked up to our big TV. Yes, we put our big TV in our exercise room and NOT in the living room.

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PHEBESS 3/26/2013 7:59AM

    Yup, that "I don't wanna" voice gets smaller and smaller the more I ignore it. But yuck to all that snow! (Wanna come visit us in northern Australia? We get there in early April, rainy season has stopped, should be warm.)

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MARCHMAIDME 3/25/2013 9:46PM

    Thanks I needed that.

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GEE-KNEE 3/25/2013 9:36PM

    I fight with my inner child a lot too... and most days she doesn't win that fight... but I do let her go play on the swings or jump on trampoline from time to time.

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JOPAPGH 3/25/2013 7:58PM

    Agreed on the shutting up. Nice job getting out there!

Last week I ran 44 miles, including a 20 miler on Saturday. All outside.

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MS.ELENI 3/25/2013 4:53PM

    emoticon Thats you emoticon

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