Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring colors, water bottles, and motorcycles..and RUNNING!

Blog bullet point post! Where I have more words to say than twitter allows and not enough time to bullshit my way through an entire post......

First, I ran 10 miles today and things felt....better.  My leg still ached for the first 4 miles or so, but at the 5 mile mark I took a 2 min break and made sure that I wasn’t drunk on endorphins and it felt no worse than it had when I started.  In fact, it sort of worked itself out by 7 miles.  This leads me to believe that either pulling back the throttle worked and I’m on the mend OR I’m a big wuss and just need to suck it up.

New Beginnings!
In the desert, there are a few weeks in the spring where everything is in bloom. Now is that time. Flowers seem to sprout from plants that you didn’t realize were still alive and the pollen in the air is so thick that it makes your eyes water if you just look outside.  But, even though there have been a lot of non-traditional plants planted, it is hard to argue with simple signs of new beginning.

One of my two "Dad Zones"!
Through some fortunate stroke of luck or promises that shall not be mentioned, I convinced my wife to dedicate an entire drawer in our kitchen to water bottles.  Much like all areas that are considered a “dad zone” (Exhaustive list of “dad zones” include: this drawer, the garage....ummmm....yup, that’s pretty much it I guess), nothing is organized and everything just sort of gets thrown in there.  Unfortunately for me, now that I have a 16 month old this drawer essentially looks like one of those germ filled ball-pits at McDonalds. Every so often I’ll step in the garage door and will see various parts of water bottles trailing all the way to the kitchen Hansel and Gretel style.

I've got the fever!
Finally, now that my dad has left and the weather is getting warmer and warmer, I have a pretty good case of motorcycle fever.  It didn’t help that my dad is a bit of a Harley nut but I can’t help but see them on the roads everywhere I go.  I have to think that it is very similar to being injured and not being able to run. You drive to the grocery store: Runners. When you are walking to get the mail: Runners. When you are stealing your neighbors Sunday paper: Runners.  They’re everywhere!  Even my son (with mommy’s styled “spiked messy hair”) thinks I should get one!


Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i love it when a run works out and some how feels better the longer you go

mgdl said...

Well,I love spring,your son is lovely.
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Ace said...

The pic of your son is begging for a caption contest...awesome.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

You have quite the water bottle collection. I try my best not to accumulate them. I have 2 nice ones that I love and use all the time, then I have 2 backups. Storage space is a precious commodity at my house.

If you got a moped instead, you would have a treasure trove of funny topics and captions to blog/tweet about.

Anna Ferrara said...

Nice Nice Nice

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