It’s that time of the year where winter isn’t quite over, but yet spring isn’t here either.  Which leaves many of us wondering what to do with several parts of our lives.   What about our wardrobe? It’s still kind of chilly and not really time to put up sweaters yet, but still not warm enough for those light spring dresses, tops, and shorts.  Depending on where you live, you may get a few days that feel like spring is already here!  Our fitness routines may even change as the treadmill is swapped for the great outdoors.  And what about our homes?   The big fuzzy pillows and warm throws are looking a little less appealing the more the sun shines and weather warms.

We know that on Feb. 2, 2018, Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, peeked at the ground and saw his shadow that morning. That equates to six more weeks of frigid winter if you trust Phil’s forecasting skills! Phil’s official website touts that he has issued a correct forecast 100 percent of the time. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration notes that Phil’s forecasts have shown “no predictive skill,” however.   So – whether we have had a lot of cold weather since Feb. 2 or not –  we can still prepare for spring.





ENJOY the weather, whatever it may be in your part of the world.  And prepare yourself for the awesome season ahead as winter thaws and Mother Nature reveals a new palette.  Spring is in the air!



Washington Post,  Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil spots shadow and forecasts six more weeks of winter.  Accessed Feb. 26, 2018.

Web MD, Spring Back into Your Exercise Program.  Accessed Feb. 26, 2018.

Runner’s World, How to Transition from the Treadmill to the Roads.  Accessed Feb. 26, 2018.