I wish I could say it feels like spring here in the Boston area. It doesn't. Last Friday, the first day of spring, it was a whopping 21 degrees out, windy as hell and there was not a bird in sight. The next morning, it was snowing. Not flurrying. Steadily snowing and accumulating. WTF??!! True, it has gotten a bit warmer since then, but not much. The upside? When spring does arrive, none of us will be able to wipe the huge perma-grins off of our faces. Talk about spring fever. Despite the weather, a lot of big "spring" things are still happening. The Boston Marathon is a mere four weeks away. My kids' spring break is right after that (hello Florida). And despite the fact that the ground is still covered in snow, our high school spring track season is officially underway. We have 104 girls on our squad this year. The boys have almost as many. We do have an indoor facility, which is awesome, but throw 200+ kids into a field house for warmups and you have complete and utter chaos. Space is ridiculously tight and you can barely hear yourself think let alone hear each other. Needless to say, the first few days were a bit rough from a logistical standpoint. For most of that week, temps didn't get above 30, so we were stuck indoors. All of us. On Friday, the distance squad (milers and 2 milers) headed out for some hill work. Hill repeats are hard. Hill repeats when you're cold are harder. Not surprisingly, they rocked it.
Listen to this:
Forgive & Forget - The Kooks
* Image at the top of the page was taken from the GOOGLE home page on the first day of spring.