The last couple of days here have been WONDERFUL.
Above zero. Above FREEZING! Snow is melting! Ground has been revealed!
Of course, I know and understand that it is only February -- early February at that.
But still: Hope SPRINGs eternal, or something like that.
The other way I know that spring is coming is because Tri U Mah is tomorrow. First tri of 2009.
I also started training for Fargo 1/2 last Thursday. My running buddies and I are working with a new training group this time around -- Running Room.
There were about 32 runners at the kickoff last Thursday. We broke down in to several pace groups, the last one being 12+ minute miles.
This is a far, far cry from my last training group, where having them recognize a pace group of 10 minutes/mile was a really big deal.
My friend Cheryl and I started with the 10:30 group -- sounds slow, but I was very happy in that group considering I've been lallygagging since Thanksgiving.
It was great to be back out and running with a purpose.
Put a little spring in my step...