Today was a wonderful day.
Before I dive into it, I wanted to see if anyone else on Blogger has issues commenting on Wordpress blogs. I follow some great blogs, and for some reason, when I try to comment on them (like yours Jon, at Chocolate Runner) it doesn't go through. I love connecting with fellow bloggers, so it drives me a little batty when I'm not able to comment.
I also wanted to mention that Marcia has a great Running Skirt giveaway going on, obviously I entered. I've been eyeing their plaid running skirt for a while now, and I just may have to treat myself and buy one to celebrate spring.
But back to my wonderful day.
I love St. Patricks Day, I love it even more when the snow is gone and the sky is blue and the sun is shining. I've loved it since I was a kid, when my Mom made her corned beef, and we always had a shamrock pin to wear to school.
Today I was able to get out in the sunshine, for a six mile run with my sis in law, Jeannine. I wore my friend Jennifer's Nike + ipod, whose sensor happened to fit quite nicely into the spot made specially for it in my Nike Zooms. I haven't had a chance to calibrate it, but it didn't matter, I just wanted to get out there.
We did a loop around my 'hood, which was so nice to do now that the snow is gone. Spring kind of sneaks up on you, one minute there's four feet of snow hanging around, then poof.....mud. I felt so good, we ran at a quick clip, I felt like I was pushing myself, but in a good way. We chatted, I listened to Jen's Central Park play list, breathed deep. I know it's bad, but I got a bit of a sunburn on my nose, that's how nice out it was.
In the afternoon I was the Room Mom for Luke's St. Patty's Day party. Nothing like a room full of five year olds, thrilled that you are there, and fighting for your attention. I told them that the Shamrock cookies I brought were made by Leprechauns, and they almost lost their minds.
The rest of the day centered around sitting outside, enjoying some beers, soda bread, veggies and not one, but two corned beefs. One was in the crock pot, the other, on the grill with onions. So. De.Li.ci.ous.
Like I said, it was a wonderful day.