Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Longing for...

SPRING!

I can't stand this winter any longer! I honestly think I might have to check myself into the loony bin if I don't see some real sunshine and/or warmer weather soon. Is it just me or does this winter seem to be lasting FOREVER? I'm in a huge rut and I don't know how to get out. Normally I like to break up the late winter with a trip somewhere, but our lack of funds this year is preventing us for going anywhere. Well, until June anyways. We are trying to save every penny to take a trip to Chicago. Last year I took a girls trip to St. George in February and then ran the Canyonlands Half in Moab last March. It kept me from going stir crazy. I think another reason for my restlessness is that I'm not training for anything. No 5k, no 10k, no half. I'm still running on a regular basis and I've even bumped up my speed. But, I'm just not sure if I feel like running another half anytime soon. Running in these freezing temps is sure getting old!

Man, do I long for the warm days of spring spent watching my boys run endless laps around the backyard, or sliding down the slides at the park. I honestly can't wait for even hotter temps so we can spend many lazy days at the pool. Normally I am a bigger fan of winter than summer but as I've gotten older and now that I have kids, I'm becoming a huge fan of summer! There is NOTHING to do {with two energetic boys} in the freezing cold months of winter! Spring/Summer, please tell me you're out there! Until then, I am trying to stay positive and look for things to keep me motivated. Here are a few things in the next couple of months that I'm looking forward to:

1. Beckett's Birthday in March
2. Warmer running weather {Spring is my favorite time of year to run outside.}
3. General Conference
4. My Birthday in April
5. Possibly running the Salt Lake 5k with Rob in April
6. Easter {which brings Easter candy :) }

Here's to hoping that Spring will be here before we know it! If not, you'll probably find me at the Funny Farm!

3 comments:

We are the Mogles said...

Winter has always been my least favorite season! Sorry it's taking so long for you. Hopefully only a few more weeks before it starts warming up. St. George is a pretty short trip...maybe you should come visit me?!?

Scott and Kourt said...

Gotta Love Easter candy. Did you notice that cadbury mini eggs were sold at christmas? Totally in love. I can feel that warmer days are coming. Most likely followed with snow BUT Let's enjoy! I tried taking the kids outside in coats, hats the whole works thinking we have to get out. Yah we were stuck in the house for the next week sick. So I don't recommend that. We should get together again.

dede said...

I agree!! Maybe your post inspired the sunshine we felt today - can't wait for more :)