Three cheers for spring!!

I don’t know about you but I am so happy that spring is finally here! It seriously feels like being in the light at the end of a long, cold, dark tunnel that was this winter. This past week has been a blur.  My sleep pattern is out of whack, work is busy and all I want to do when I get home is eat dinner and sleep. This has not worked well with my yoga challenge this month. I have been trying the poses but I couldn’t seem to concentrate or relax enough. So, now I am overwhelmingly behind on posting pictures.  I will have to jump back in on a day and not stress over what was not posted.

Yesterday we had 50* temps and I was jonesing for a run.  I made my way to the lake after work with the intention of going for 3 miles. Since I have not done any running for a few months, I was not expecting a good pace. It was very windy but I pushed through.  After my app told me I had gone the 3 miles, I was feeling so good that I decided to go one more.


                             Feelin’ good

After I finished, I did some yoga right there next to the lake.  When I was younger and saw someone doing the same thing in a park or at the beach, I would think, “What a weirdo!” Now, I get it and I’m the one that is probably being called weird. Hahaha~ But I don’t care. It was so peaceful. Afterward, I felt more relaxed then I  have in a few weeks.

I am LOVING my long sleeve running shirt from Swirlgear.  It is long in the torso and does not ride up.  The sleeves are long too which was helpful yesterday to cover my hands in the cold wind. As the wind chill dropped the temps, I did not feel cold. Even though I was getting sweaty, I still felt dry and comfortable. This is my new favorite go to for chilly runs!  As a brand ambassador, I can offer you free ground shipping on your order.  They released a new line in February and are currently taking pre-orders to ship in May.  You can also get immediate satisfaction and order other items, like my pink long sleeve, and have it in a week or so.  Just use the code Swirlon at check out.

So, how happy are you for spring to be here?

Do you have a favorite warm weather activity that you are eager to get back to?


Let me tell you about a brand named Swirlgear

Let me tell you how happy I am that it’s a new week! Last week officially nailed the last door shut sealing in my cabin fever.  It started out with snow early Monday morning and Dan traveling to Cincinnati with work.  He was supposed to come home Thursday.  That flight was cancelled due to the nor’easter dumping 12+ inches of MORE snow in Philly. Friday’s flights cancelled due to snow in Cincinnati. So he ended up driving home instead all while racing the storm to see who would get to eastern PA first.  The storm won arriving just a couple of hours before Dan did on Saturday afternoon.  I was SO happy to have him home. I basically worked, shoveled and read my book all week and I was getting a little bored.  It’s always nice to have some quiet time but I am not used to a whole week of it.  On the bright side, I figure I had around 7-8 total hours of strength and cardio  this week thanks to shoveling plus a few yoga sessions to stretch out the sore muscles.

One fun thing that did happen last week as that I became a Swirlgear brand ambassador! If you are not familiar with this company, here is a brief mission statement directly from their website:

“Our mission here at Swirlgear is to become the women’s running apparel brand of choice while also celebrating the strength, style and spirit of real women runners!”

Swirlgear a newer company completely owned and operated by women ( located in Chicago ). I am really excited to be a part of this growing company!  Their clothing is made to be functional and fashionable running gear for women. They just happened to launch a new line on Friday evening. One of the new items that I am obsessing over is this pair of running capris:

Aren’t they the cutest??

I have my eyes set on this plus a few other items for spring and summer. Go on over and check out and see for yourself! When you place an order, use the code swirlon (entered at online checkout) to receive free ground shipping on your purchase!

One more thing before I go… I want to give a shout out to my daughter Allyson who is 19 today! Her last year as a teenager… 

Where has the time gone?

How are you coping with cabin fever this winter?

What did you think about the Swirlgear line? I am all about the pink and black!