Vernal Equinox Ramblings

In theory.

While I crossed my fingers at the rare chance we’d be ushering in green grass, abundant sunshine, vibrant tulips, and frolicking bunnies, instead it seems that old man winter is sticking around a little longer. I’m trying my hardest to look on the bright side. It’s a struggle.

One day we will meet again.

To lift my spirits I signed up for a local 5K tomorrow morning. I know, I know, I have a bad track record lately.  This 5K coincides with local maple production in my area (everyone’s sap buckets are hanging from their trees in eager anticipation) and there’s a few events I’d like to check out after the race. There’s no way I’ll allow myself to miss races for two consecutive weekends given that April is going to be a busy running month and my foray into a duathlon (gulp!). Any multisport advice you can impart would be most welcome because I’ll be the first to admit that I have no clue what I’m doing.

Now, onto the subject of writing. I will search high and low for wisdom but when it falls into my lap I pay close attention. I came across Write, Erase, Do It Over by Toni Morrison today. It’s a short article featured by the National Endowment for the Arts and in it, Ms. Morrison shares how she’s overcome writing failures, offers up some valuable writing pearls. I find it incredibly uplifting to read about how literary powerhouses like her have overcome writing challenges of their own. Not just putting pen to paper, but looking back and knowing you could have painted a character differently.

And finally, if you notice some things going awry here at Bright Stride of Life, please let me know by contacting me here or sending me a quick tweet. I have been experiencing glitches with WordPress and Jetpack that are undoing all of the hard work I’ve put in over the past week. While it’s not the end of the world, it’s incredibly frustrating. Just breathe, Kristin, just breathe…

Any weekend plans? Any duathlon advice for me? 

2 thoughts on “Vernal Equinox Ramblings

  1. A duathlon! How exciting! I have yet to branch out to multi sport events but I am always so, so intrigued. I feel ya with trying to hang on to staying positive about Spring. There are two days of possible snow in our weather forecast, and I want to cry. Even if it is more of a flurry, it’s still almost April!

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