Time to Get Ready!

So its time to spruce up the house.  Spent last weekend and this weekend painting, I used to do this each spring but didn’t have time last few years, so this year, was major.  My hands are sore and swollen.  That will be gone by morning.  I used running strategy to keep pushing through it.

photo (5)As I’m coming out of Lowe’s with what else, more paint, Friday night, I saw that my long lost friend from high school sent me a message on Facebook.  Wow!  I tried to find her before but with no luck.  She and I were inseparable back then.

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Mary in background laughing and me with hair combed forward. High school band trip to Mardi Gras parades where we took first place. Little high school from JC, MO.

Here’s a picture Mary sent me this weekend – at her high school graduation party – I’m in yellow shirt.  Fun times.  I quit smoking 22 years ago.  Picture taken 1979.

1974522_10203258675615825_1739595919_n (1)Those were such great times!

My freshman year as a drummer in the Helias High Marching Band.

My freshman year as a drummer in the Helias High Marching Band.

Mary also sent this one of me snoozing - band wore me out.  6:30- practice every morning.  I loved it though.

Mary also sent this one of me snoozing – band wore me out. 6:30- practice every morning. I loved it though.

Playing the drums for our high school stage band.

Playing the drums for our high school stage band.

So, I started the morning out repairing my poor Chinese dragons that sit on our front porch.  They were broken last year and as before, I put them back together usually with super glue, spray paint bright red and then return them to their posts.

Wounded Chinese dragon getting a quick fix.

Wounded Chinese dragon getting a quick fix.

This year the breakage was more extensive, so I used a combination of spackeling and wire.  Will sand and paint – they will look like new…from a distance.  photo (3)

It takes us about a month to get ready for spring and summer.   We go through a process of assessing how things weathered the winter.  Then clean up, repair and then get the flowers and plants out.  Always feels good to be getting close to spring.

So I started back to the gym coupled with some running.  The last visit was tough.  I did jumping jacks and then added weights to the exercise among other things.   Doing okay and figure I will really kick it into gear this week.  Just as we get our house in order, I have to get my self ready for a big running year.  Glad I kicked that smoking habit long ago.  Wouldn’t be able to do too much running otherwise.

What is your training regimen and do you train year round or seasonal?

 

 

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