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Hello Daylight Savings Time!

By Ann Driggers

- Was it hard to roll out of bed this morning or what? Sometimes I plan my transition to daylight savings time, gradually moving my alarm up a little earlier each day. By the end of a week of progressively earlier wake up calls, I am ready to spring forward and out of bed. Not this time. I decided to go cold turkey and set my alarm for the usual 4:45 a.m., which would be 3:45 a.m. on last week’s time. Painful! My morning run was slow and sleepy. Hopefully it wont be so tough tomorrow and I will rally for the big trail run at dark thirty. (Edit at 7:15 a.m. failed miserably. Rain and wind lashing against the window all night caused me to text running partner and cry off.) On the plus side, I can consider the early rise, good training for those alpine starts needed during the spring skiing season. But the biggest benefit can be realized right now - finally there is enough daylight to recreate after work in the evenings. I am considering busting out the mountain bike and joining the throngs of knobby tire enthusiasts who, pent up after a long dark winter, are hitting the trails in a big way. Yesterday I took advantage of the extended evening hours for a wander in the desert. As it was a short hike, my old trail partner pulled himself out of bed and joined me to catch the sunset. Beetle, now into his 7th decade (in dog years), has many miles under his paws. He was happy to be outdoors and pose as a nearly full moon rose above the Grand Mesa.

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