Spring is just around the corner

I finally decided that I needed to kick my own ass out of my funk.  The weather forecast all week called for a spectacular day for Sunday, so that became my target.  If I could just make it through to Sunday I’d be ok.

So this morning I slept in a bit, ate a big healthy breakfast, and then got out for a nice & easy bike & run.  For some reason I wanted to ride the dirt roads through the horse farms of Bedminster, which means I needed to swap the slicks for knobbies on the Surly.  Normally that’s a big PITA, but this morning I was in the flow and everything went smoothly.

I made it up and over Schley Mtn easy enough, and when I came across the River Rd. Park bridges, I came across this lovely sight:

A sign of springThere was a small field of these flowers poking through the underbrush in a sunny patch along the bike path.  That one image made me smile through the rest of the ride.

I got home with a bit over 21 miles, switched to my VFF’s and headed out for a quick brick run.  This was the 1st time I’ve been outside in the VFFs so I kept the run short.  They felt pretty good on the sidewalk, but really GREAT on the mushy grass.  I could really feel my toes trying to paw into the turf.  My run HR was a bit higher than normal, but that was to be expected after the long time off.