I have to say that I love this time of year. I love when the trees start to get their leaves back and the sun makes you warmer. There is nothing like spring weather. Not only is it good weather to run in but it is also the time of year where I find that spending time as a family gets easier.
During the winter months the level of tension at my house starts to rise. I am a strong believer in cabin fever and during the cold weather months there is really nothing to do but stay inside and eat a lot of comfort food. This use to not be the case for my wife and I. We use to still go out and do things like see movies and go to the coffee shop and hang out for hours. Now that we are parents we don’t want to take our small child out due to her being subjected to come down with the latest bug. This cabin fever can lead to extremely short fuses and tantrums. You can guess which one comes from me. Yes! I am the one who throws the tantrums and not K-Dub. Sad but true. As you can tell by the time spring comes, we are itching to get out of the house.
This past weekend was wonderful. It was the first warm day of the year. We stepped out side and watch as our neighbors did the same. It looked like something out of a movie. Everyone comes out of their house at once and has their hand above their eyes as they cope with the brightness of the world. You know the movie! People in the neighborhood started washing their cars, walking their dogs, riding their bikes, playing on the neighborhood playground, and even were going for runs. It was a great day to be alive.
I looked at my wife and we got K-Dub into her play clothes and grabbed some popsicles and headed outside. I got some sidewalk chalk that I had been storing since the summer and K-Dub and I sat in the driveway and drew stuff. She loved it. She got her little tricycle and started to ride. Her definition of riding is having Mommy or Daddy push her. After a couple of hours we sat in the driveway again and we let K-Dub have her first popsicle and it was really fun to watch how excited she was. She loved it and got it all over her “big sister” shirt.
Now that the weather is warmer I look forward to some nice outdoor runs. With only threes left until my half marathon I need to get off the treadmill and back on the road. Here is to a warm race season! How do you spend your time with beautiful weather?