Thursday, May 1, 2014


I'm pretty sure it's spring here in the Boston area.  It doesn't quite feel like it yet, but, it smells like it?  Okay, a bit of a stretch, but I'm doing my best here.  Is it strange that I was wearing a down coat, wool hat and gloves at our track meet yesterday?  A little.  Regardless, it is, indeed, May.  And the sun will show itself eventually.  So on to new things.  With the Boston marathon behind me, I can re-focus a bit now.  This month I'll be dedicating the majority of my time to my family, my job, my friends....basically my life beyond running.  My husband is turning 40, my LHS runners have some of their biggest meets ahead of them, and my own girls will be ripping it up on the soccer fields and finishing up at school.  All good stuff.  Sure, I'll be out on the road.  But for a few weeks, at least, I'll be running for the simple joy of it.  No training.  No racing.  Just cruising and taking a much needed break from the rigors of daily workouts.  It's going to be a great month, don't you think?  Here's what I have on my "to-do" list. 
LOOK! Stuff is blooming.  For real.

~ Stop and smell the flowers.
~ Throw a huge shin-dig for my husband's 40th.
~ Brace myself for the end of school. (less than 5 weeks...what??)
~ Catch up and hang out with my neighbors at the Edgehill wall.
~ Guide my high school runners through the end of their season.
~ Go see David Wax Museum at the Sinclair in Cambridge.
~ Visit with the in-laws and cousins on Cape Cod for Memorial Day week-end.
~ Celebrate being a mom.
~ Pray for warm weather.
~ Run just to run.
~ Sleep late on Sundays.
~ Sit back, relax and listen good music. 

Hold tight, everyone.  May flowers are coming!
Move - Pacific Air  

Distraction - Bear Hands  


  1. Replies
    1. Right back at ya!! Come on, spring. ;)

  2. Enjoy your spring, right now I'm enjoying my Autumn.
    Love the pacific air song, off to go get it now.

    1. Glad you dig it! I love the whole album. Happy autumn!

  3. Very nice post, this to do list is going to create tremendous joy in your life. Good luck implementing it!