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Saturday, March 20, 2021

#TheSundayPost #ShamrockShuffle Who's Ready for Spring?


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.  See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Books I'll be posting about this week:

Spring has Sprung!  Happy Spring! This weekend was the virtual running of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.   Usually the shuffle is the unofficial start of the running season in Chicago and involved about 40,000 runners in green stomping through the streets of downtown Chicago. It's an 8K so just under 5 miles long and usually, the crowd really gets you running.  

This year it was virtual.  On the plus side, this meant I could sleep in and not have to downtown to run by 8:00AM. This also meant I could walk straight from the finish line back into my house and take a shower; unlike the time a few years ago where I was changing very carefully in a Port-A-Potty and a guy opened the door (which I had apparently not fully locked) while I was putting on my shirt --causing me to accidentally flash him! 

The weather was in the low 50s, with sunny skies and just a little breeze from the South.  A perfect day for running!  I hope this is a harbinger of a wonderful spring.  We all deserve it! 
How was your first day of Spring? Share Below!
Me right before I went out to run 

Epsom & Pink Himalayan Salt w/ Essential Oils for my post-run relaxation! (A DIY craft from my local library!) 


Greg said...

Happy spring! And that is great running weather! It's been nice here too- I'm glad to see sunny days again.

Hope you have an awesome weekend. :)

the bookworm said...

Glad you had a great run! lol about the Port-A-Potty guy, oh well it happens.
Your book all look good this week, enjoy and happy Spring!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

A great run for the first day of Spring! Enjoy the upcoming week and your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

Haha, changing in a port-a-potty is never fun, especially if it isn’t locked! Congrats on your race. I didn’t run on St. Patrick’s Day, but I did run 9 miles yesterday.

Aj @ Read All The Things!

vvb32 reads said...

LOL - your port-a-potty running prep experience. Happy reading and running.

M. Ravenel said...

Happy spring! I've been doing a lot of running, too. The weather has been great here.

Stay safe and healthy!

IzaBzh said...

Happy spring ! I used to run a lot but I have toned it down these last years, I miss how good I felt afterward. Enjoy your week :)

Yvonne said...

Happy Spring!

A Hex for Danger looks good.

I hope you have a great week and enjoy your books!

Northwoman said...

Sounds like an awesome first day of Spring. The weather is improving here this week too. Great to see you on the chat.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

What a great way to celebrate the coming of spring! I'm impressed; I can't run much at all, though I can get a decent walking pace. Have a good week!

Rachel @Waves of Fiction said...

Yay for nice running weather and no crowds! Hope this means you do get a nice spring! Happy reading and thanks for visiting my Sunday Post! :)