I’ll probably be a little saddle sore tomorrow, but OH MY GOSH it was good to be back on a bike again this morning! We’re having lovely weather around here this week (hopefully we’ve finally bid adieu to winter), so I took advantage of it to start biking to work again. Unless you’ve lived through a long hard winter, I don’t know if you can understand just how good/refreshing/invigorating/like-getting-sprung-from-prison Spring can feel. Wow!

And all that exercise I’ve been doing all winter? All that exercise that felt like it was doing no good because I wasn’t losing weight and it didn’t seem to get any easier to run on the treadmill no matter how long I stuck with it? Yeah, well, apparently I’m in better shape than I thought, because I did those 11 kilometers without barely breakin’ a sweat AND I did them 5 km/h faster than I usually do at the beginning of the season! Sweet!

Last night we were outside until almost 9:00 at night, and Maddie and her cousin were still in t-shirts. By the end of it, they were both soaking wet and sloshing around in rubber boots full of water (finding puddles that were a little deeper than their boots seemed like a good idea at the time), but, other than one unfortunate “swimming” incident, they were both deliriously happy, and when they climbed into bed together, they were in dreamland almost before I could leave the room.

I heart Spring.

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