Thursday, March 06, 2008

I hear the birds

Yes, I do. I hear them singing.

And you know what else I hear? The soft whrrrrrr of bikes traveling down the road. The shhhh-shhhhh-shhhh-shhhhh of the cranks turning. And the ba-bmm, ba-bmm, ba-bmm of my heart pounding as I grind up a hill.

I know there's some more cold weather yet, but it's on it's way out. I can feel it. The winds of change. The hints of spring. The teaser 70 degree highs on a Sunday afternoon. Hard rides with friends. Leisurely rides with kids. Batting practice 'till dark. Sweat. Training with a purpose. Training hard. Even when you don't want to.

We are rich, my friends. And I'm not referring to money.

I'm ready to break out the kayak. I'm ready for an open water swim. I want to hear a campfire and sleep under the stars. I want to be awakened by the rising sun. I want to make new friends. I want to reunite with old ones. I want to cheer on my friends during their first triathlon with the same passion I have when I take off out of T-1.

I can almost smell the freshly cut grass.

I might just jump off of the Fire Lake bridge this year.


12 comments:

IronJenny said...

I wanna jump off the bridge!!!!!

Shelley said...

Looks like a riot..I want to do that too!!

Spandex King said...

I want the normal high for this time of year. This has been one long Wi winter. I'm not so sure about jumping off that bridge. I hate heights!

Christine said...

I say go for it on the bridge. Looks fun! Also you being excited about summer is making me dread the 100+ temps that are coming my way. One's trash is anothers treasure...haha

Darrell said...

THAT, looks like fun!

Mallie said...

We've got the tease of a warm Sunday, too. Of course we have to get through a high of 49 with winds on Saturday, after today's 100% chance of all day rain and thunderstorms. March is a fickle foe, I tell ya.

J~Mom said...

That does look like a fun bridge!!

Comm's said...

jump, jump, jump, jump.

faithrunner said...

Oh my word, 70's!!! It was -5 here this morning when I went for a run!!!!! Spring is sooo far away from MN! I'm ready to jump off that bride! I'm so sick of this cold weather, I think I need to move south. :) Let me know if you're jumping or not!!

Benson said...

sounds like you've got spring feaver.
JUMP

triguyjt said...

where is that bridge??

i'm jumping....

who is gonna catch me....ha

jahowie said...

I feel the same way. It's almost here. Just a little longer and we can all drop the winter blues. :-)

You must be feeling better.