Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wake Up Your Soul

Even though I've been running, I haven't been writing about it for a variety of reasons. The past couple of days I've actually been able to return to "my" running paths - the ones alongside the river where I started last year.

It has been refreshing and somewhat cathartic as it felt good.

First of all, it was a joy being able to run 2 miles straight without a break. A year ago that was a distant dream, last December I could run it without thinking twice and a month ago I was disappointed that I just didn't have it in me to run that distance. But after a couple of weeks of rebuilding a base, it was a good feeling.

I'm glad I planned on walking the last mile because it's baby geese season. This is an exciting time of year for me as this is when the baby geese and baby ducks begin to hatch and are running around on the shores of the Charles under the watchful eyes of mama goose and mama duck. There's something about it that just makes me want to squeal like a little girl and say, "Baby geese!!!!"

I know it's kind of pathetic, but it's one of those things that just wakes up my soul in the spring. The other thing is that the lilacs are starting to blossom. There is nothing I love more this time of year than burying my nose in lilacs and taking a deep sniff.

If you were to ask why those things excite me I would have to guess it's because they both last for such a short time. A month from now you won't be able to tell the baby geese from the adult geese and the lilacs will all be faded. So it's nice to note and enjoy them while you can.


GB said...

Pika, I totally agree about Spring and all it's beauty! Just this morning as I took the dog outside to do his business, I could smell Spring in the air and I thought to myself, "God, I love this time of year."

When you get a chance, could you please post pics of Boston in the springtime. I just remember walking through downtown after the marathon, looking at the barren trees thinking, "It is going to look so pretty here when the trees bloom again."

Athena said...

What a great snapshot of the beauty of spring. thanks for sharing. :)