I don’t know if you all know this but there is a special something that comes to Utah that blesses the lives of it's residents in March. It’s not an event that you can track on your calendar, but you just feel it in your soul when it comes. I like to call it the “Utah Thaw”, and it happened yesterday in our great state.
For, four months in the coldest months in Utah our souls hibernate. We aren’t very nice. We spend a lot of times indoors watching a lot of bad TV and eating a lot of hot chocolate and fatty foods, mostly French fries. We aren’t depressed but we just experience seasonal dreariness that is tiring to carry around.
But Oh friends, when the sun comes out and hits 50 degrees in Utah, people just come alive. Now, I know in other areas of the US, 50 degrees is not considered warm, but in Utah after four months of winter, 50 degrees is flip flops, shorts and tube top weather.
So yesterday, I was running in my tube top, and I felt so happy about the sun beating down on my ashy white skin. I then ran across the park that had just been aerorated,( which, let’s just be honest, even though you know those dirt plugs are not dog poop doesn’t your mind lead you to believe that you need to tread lightly nevertheless?) and smelled the fresh wet earth, I thought to myself, “Things are all right”. It completely changed my whole attitude. A little sun makes all the difference.
Spring is here friends! Get on that tube top and go for a run. Get your “thaw” on!