Posted by: Karen | May 13, 2005

Spring Shower

Last night my son had a 90 minute soccer practice starting at 6:30, cutting into my satellite-aired early showing of Survivor at 6. I had Hubby drop the boy off, and changed into my running clothes during commercials. Right after the show I parked the van at the soccer field in Ranchlands and started running. I enjoyed running past what will be my new house in July. There were a bunch of little boys having a bicycle race in our crescent.

There were sweet springy smells all over the place and I enjoyed seeing new green leaves and blossoming trees, daffodils and tulips. A little shower blew over and sprinkled me with gentle droplets, just as I was getting warmed up. The rain was barely enough to get the ground wet, but it smelled WONDERFUL.

I wasn’t exceptionally energetic, but I did go doowwwn and uuuup a big gradual hill from the NW to the SE and back of the neighborhood. It only took me 30-35 minutes, and I chatted with a couple of soccer parents I knew until the boys were done. I might try to get in another run Saturday, before my long run on Sunday, since this one was so light.

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  1. “The rain was barely enough to get the ground wet, but it smelled WONDERFUL.”

    I love that smell. Its kinda dusty. Like the smell of pavement when its rained and then the sun comes out and starts to heat it up again.

  2. I will be sticking to short runs this weekend. But I did do my long bike ride today. The bike is here at the office. Took over an hour and a half to get here. I still have to ride home again tonight. ACK. I must be crazy.

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