This week was a long one. Work is getting hectic and stressful, and I haven't been sleeping well, which makes me not want to do much of anything but sit on the couch. I know that I'll be happier if I can manage to get outside for a run, hike, or even a short walk, but the comfort of the couch can be so hard to leave! That said, I did manage to make it outside a few times this week, including my first run in a downpour since I was a kid. I'd forgotten how fun it can be to get absolutely soaking wet, to splash right through puddles and have my hair plastered to my dripping face. Another blast from the past this week - I rode my old bike for the first time in at least 8 years. It always amazes me that it's true - you really never do forget how to ride a bicycle!
After pouring rain for a few days early in the week, it was sunny and warm by the weekend. This was good news, since we spent Saturday doing spring cleaning and maintenance at the family cabin. Fueled by pastries, bloody marys, (is that right? What is the plural form of bloody mary?) and beautiful views, we crossed lots of things off the to-do list. After working hard Saturday, we had a perfectly lazy Sunday, ending the week with dinner outside at my parents. I've enjoyed the sunshine, but I'll be just as happy to see the rain return soon. I'll be very unhappy indeed if we have a repeat of last summer, hot and dry. I need more chances to run in the rain!