After one of the coldest, snowiest winters ever on the east coast, today finally felt like spring to me. The crisp blue sky, light wind and fresh smell in the air were part of it. The other part – MUD – glorious mud!
The pool my daughter swims at is on the campus of a small private high school. Today was the first day in a long time I have seen their athletes practicing outside – from soccer to golf, to softball and track, the kids were out.
The soccer players were obviously having the most fun as they were pretty much covered in mud from running and doing drills on a field that was covered in 20+” of snow only 4 short weeks ago. The teenage girls didn’t even seem phased by the mud – they just kicked off their muddy cleats at the entrance and went back to the conversation at hand – boys.
Tomorrow’s temperature is going to the low 70’s which means I may have to recruit a friend or two and go play golf – or even just hit off a bucket of balls. That new sporty pink and black golf towel I got for Christmas needs to see the sun. If nothing else, I can look forward to our afternoon run while the kids are at swim practice.