30 Day Challenge

Last year in May I participated in a 30 day challenge that involved: running/walking 1 mile daily, realacing an unhealthy breakfast with a healthy one (Mine wasn’t unhealthy to start) and journal on what moves/motivates you.  I am doing a variation on that theme starting tomorrow…
April 1 – April 30 I will run a mile everyday.  I am also committing to three random acts of kindness each day if the month.
I am also giving myself a little push and from April 1 until my husband moves up on April 12.  I am giving up junk food, fried food (Which basically IS junk food!), added sugar, and…. drumroll…. breads!

Alright!  Its out there in the interweb… no turning back!

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Finally, spring has sprung!

I only say finally because it’s almost always springy down in Roanoke.  Quite a different winter experience than Vermont.

This morning Theron and I trotted down to the Colchester Bike Path; and I didn’t have to wear gloves!!!  And I only had a vest on!  It was so wonderful…  enough to make the soul sing and happiness seep deep into my bones.

We wandered over the bridge that connects my mother’s neighborhood to the Bike Path.. This creek can’t quite compete with the Roanoke River…
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But the lake at the end of this shot of the path totally wins!!  Okay… You have squint to see it, but I promise there’s a nice big lake down there!
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It was one of those perfect crisp mornings where we could smell all sorts of delightful things…  Like the last vestiges of the wood smoke from the previous night fire to stave off the cold… The hay for the horses housed at the horse farm across the road from Mothers…  The muddy patches where the snow has melted…
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Smores and I have been enjoying the afternoon on the sun porch with the windows all open… She’s been keeping an eye on this cutie at the horse barn, and it’s been so lovely that I haven’t been able to buckle down and work from home yet.  Theron’s been an outdoor dog all day.  All that’s missing is my gorgeous husband!  April 11, hurry hurry hurry!