As I have probably mentioned before, Spring is my favorite season. I love Easter, getting outdoors, the sunshine, the flowers, etc. This post is just my ode to Spring and what I do to get out and enjoy it. When I moved to Colorado a few years ago, my outlook on Spring shifted slightly–snow?? Really?? Oh well, even random snow storms can’t dull my Spring spirit.
This flashback starts back at Easter. Just because I’m away from home, doesn’t mean I can’t dye eggs.
I just did five of them because that’s how many cups I wanted to dirty up. I also added some glitter as you can tell, because dying eggs is not messy enough.
After dying them, I kept them in the fridge to peel and eat as protein snacks for the rest of the week. *Tip: keeping boiled eggs in the fridge is a great healthy snack idea! High in protein and filling!*
I also went to church of course on Easter Sunday. I broke out the spring dress and pearls as well.
The weekend after Easter, my family came to visit. We started off the weekend by heading to the Cubs (Rockies) game.
For me, it just isn’t spring with out celebrating the beginning of baseball season! Another reason I love Spring–I love baseball.
I am thrilled to report that the Cubbies won!!! Go Cubs Go!
Later that week, my parents and I went exploring.
I saw my first-ever Bald Eagle. It may have just been in a rescue center, but it was still pretty amazing. Every American should have this on their bucket list.
After exploring some grassland trails, we walked around the reservoir.
The weather was so perfect!
On Tuesdays, I don’t have class so we were able to drive to Estes Park and visit one of our favorite National Parks.
Estes is one of my favorite places to escape. I love getting back to nature. It calms me and grounds me.
I took advantage of the scenery and decided to get some training in ( /my dad suggested it). They followed me in their car. I felt like a legitimate runner with my pacer/water team.
I recently have discovered how much I like trail running as opposed to roads.
I still run on roads, though. A majority of my races are road runs.
I never forget to pause and enjoy the scenery. I feel so blessed for what my body can do and I do take the time to reflect on it.
After running (and goofing off), we did some more serious hiking.
…and more goofing off…
Don’t take life too seriously all the time.
I incorporated some rock “box” jumps while waiting for the ‘rents to catch up. You don’t need equipment to get fitness in!
After about an hour of hiking up, we started to hit snow on the trails…
I’m not a fan of snow…it’s cold, it’s not Spring, and it’s slippery.
And this is where we turned around.
That was all just a few days ago. Yesterday and today (and the rest of this weekend it seems), it has been snowing/sleeting/raining. I’m lucky that Colorado has not made my love of spring cease, as spring to Coloradans usually does mean snow showers. But even with the occasional snow, looking back at all the gorgeous mountain and spring pictures from this week, spring is still my favorite season. You can’t beat sunshine, outdoor activities and fresh air.