Wow. I got up this morning to work out. Usually this involves walking down to the weight room in the cold morning air. But something was different this morning. It seemed like the sun was shining more brightly. And the air was warmer. I put on my sweat shirt as usual for my ride to work, but when I hit the street I realized that I was already warm, so I took it off.
What a ride. The first time I have ridden to work without my sweatshirt in over 6 months (granted for a good part of that time I was driving due to an injury). It felt so good. The sun and the wind on my arms. The feeling of being more in touch with the world around me. And it was such a nice day. I remember now how absolutely enjoyable it was to ride my bike to work for the first time last summer. Not that I hadn't been enjoying the rides lately, but today was just so great.
Anyway, I hope it starts to warm up soon for the rest of you out there. And for you folks in the southern part of the world, well, grab those jackets.