This weekend was absolutely stunning in Buffalo. Maybe it is because of our abnormally long and drawn out winter (we are supposed to get snow tomorrow . . . ), or maybe it’s because I was largely inactive all winter, but as soon as the sun came out, I had an insane desire to go out and get some running in. Ellie and I decided on our route, and off we went.

She moves so fast her legs are a blur

She moves so fast her legs are a blur

Ellie has been pretty active most of the winter. She has gotten in a typical three-day-a-week minimum at the gym, and her level of fitness has been pretty well maintained. I, on the other hand, didn’t keep up for various reasons. It became abundantly clear to me, though, while on that run Saturday that I have some serious work to do to get back to where I want to be. I know not every run will be good, but I think I have some expectation of myself that I should have certain distances in the bag. If anything, it was a pretty good reality check, because now I know exactly where I am and how much I need to work to be where I want to be.

I’m excited to be more active again though, and I joked with Ellie as we stepped out the door saying, “Active Jono Mode — Engage.” To which she replied, “I like Active Jono Mode.” Probably because I am far less annoying when I am properly exercised.

Anyway, Hopefully the snow tomorrow won’t derail spring from coming, because I am totally ready for it.