Half the distance, twice the win

Personal Narrative
It rained forever and a day. Seriously. Forever, then 24 more hours of rain. It was probably more like a week, but it really seemed the clouds would never cry themselves out. I run. And while I engage in a variety of exercise programs, running outdoors is my favorite. It's lovely to watch the sun rise. To smell the flowers and pine trees and whatever else is on my running trail. To listen to birds as they sing, or fight or just say hello. It's corny. It's great. I love it. And thanks to The Rain, I couldn't run. For days. (Forever). Then The Rain stopped. The local runners waited a day for The Dry because we knew our trail would be flooded or overrun with unpassable puddles, slick with wet leaves and what…
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Spring!?

30 Day Blog Challenge
Is it possible? Has spring finally sprung in Georgia? After many false starts, has winter finally melted away? Flowers and trees have long thought so. Dogwoods are in bloom and a healthy layer of yellow dust has blanketed cars and outdoor furniture. Folks with allergies walk around with puffy pink eyes and hints of congestion interferes with small talk about the weather. Despite these outward signs, the morning 40s have persisted. We'll warm up a bit by late afternoon, only to plummet once the sun goes down. That's someone's definition of spring time, but that's not how we do it in the Deep South. Yet today? There were no April showers! There were no morning 40s! The sun shone beautifully all day as did I in my dress! I'm excited.…
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