Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

March 26, 2010

I love Spring! - Shannon

Spring is my favorite time of the year!! If it could be springtime all year long, I would be the happiest person in the world. But since Mother Nature likes 4 seasons, I take advantage of Spring when it comes around.

This week, the weather wasn't the greatest, although, it wasn't bad, until last night. We got hit with downpours, lightening, and thunder for maybe 2 hours. Then it was done. Just like that. I woke this morning to birds chirping and the sun rising from the east. Now the sky is bright blue and the sun is shining in all her glory.
This week has been a little stressful, but nothing out of the ordinary. I did manage to get in several runs, one night included hill repeats. I did manage to get in a good leg and ab workout, that I'm still feeling 3 days later :). I didn't get in my yoga, I didn't get in an upper body workout, nor did I get in a cross training session, but I'm ok with that. One day at time, one week at a time.
Spring puts me in a really good mood and today I just feel great! It's ok that I didn't get in all my workouts and it's ok that I need to run errands today instead of soaking in the sun, because this weekend is going to be great.
Tomorrow I get to play golf. It's the first tournament of the year for one of the leagues I am in, Chip Masters. It's a 2-person scramble and I'll be playing with my bestest golfing buddy, Julie. Also in my foursome will be other friends Patti and Ellen. We always have a great time and I'm looking forward to hitting the links on a beautiful day with a full bottle of Bailey's :)! Hey we gotta stay warm in the early morning hours.
No this isn't me, but I hope I look that good tomorrow.
Then come Sunday, Pam and I head out and hit the trails for our 22 mile training run. It's gonna be another gorgeous day and I'm really looking forward to it.
So get outside this weekend and do what you love to do, be it golfing, running, gardening, hiking, etc. Just get out and soak it up!So what ARE you doing this weekend?


  1. Have a blast out there this weekend!!! Great golfing weather!

    I, on the other hand, wish Spring would leave her pollen and other allergy causing items at home! :-)

  2. Great post, Shannon :) I didn't get many workouts in this week. I hope I can keep up tomorrow. Got my PB&J sandwich and potatoes ready to go!