Winter has finally let us go from its icy grasp, and I think that spring is upon us. The last time we had snow was only two weeks ago, but it was short lasting and soon replaced by rain. The warm temperatures are arriving a little bit more frequently now, although it is still much cooler than it was last year. I have tried not to let the weather dampen my spirits for running, and I am getting back into a good schedule. I have not run any races yet, but my training runs are getting better. Faster speed and shorter recovery time, plus I am just starting to enjoy them more. The warmer weather to come always helps give me a boost on the running cycle too.
We just got back from a trip to Fundy National Park. We struck out on the Three Vault Falls trail, since many of the other trails were closed this early in the season. The trail is easy it first, but then gets to a few challenging sections. On the way down, these come in the form of a steep descent, and on the way back they are a steady climb. The falls themselves were amazing, and the water was flowing spectacularly with the spring runoff. There was even still some snow tucked away near the falls, since the sun hardly gets that deep into those ravines. The kids had a great time, although they were pretty beat by the time we got off the trail. We had lots of snacks and breaks to keep morale high, and they seemed to do the trick. The weather was absolutely perfect, and there were almost no bugs to speak of. We are hoping to get a few more trail hikes crossed off this summer, but we almost always have to leave Prince Edward Island to complete them. Most of the trails here are very flat showcase much of the same scenery. Trails in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have more variety in both difficulty and vistas.
I went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it was awesome! Totally loved it. Captain America is one of my favourite Marvel characters, and they did such a good job with him in his second feature. Lots of great battle scenes and good-guy heroics. I also really liked the way they handled the Black Widow. She served a really strong role in the overall story and they resisted using her as a sexpot or just a pretty face. In fact, the only one who had a gratuitous shower scene was Steve Rogers! Next up is X-Men: Days of Future Past, and I am not so sure about that film. I didn’t like X-Men: First Class, so I am a little worried about the franchise carrying over on those characters. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Well, I guess that’s it for now. Summertime here we come!