Miles this week: 31.6
2015 YTD: 1064
I started the week with an easy 5 miler through the breezy drizzle. As long it it’s not a hard rain, or 34 degrees, I typically enjoy running in the rain. There’s something refreshing about the cool rain drops hitting my face that I enjoy – like a baptism by nature. I also love how the rain / puddles play with lights in the dark morning.
That 5 miler would be my last run prior to the Grand Rapids Marathon. I’d hoped to sneak another one in mid-week, but that didn’t happen.
Friday was a rare ‘off night,’ if you will. Typically I’m up early to run on Saturdays. That’s when I get my long runs in – before the ladies awake for the day. My wife tolerates, for the most part, my running – as long as I’m home to hang with the girls in the morning so she can sleep in. And let’s face it, that’s not really a chore. Weekend breakfast with my girls is my favorite time of the week. Especially when it involves strong coffee and waffles.
Anyway, since I was running the Grand Rapids Marathon on Sunday, Friday was an off night. I took my oldest to the local hockey game. I spent the night carb loading, for my Sunday marathon, with Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and cotton candy. The K wings lost, but we had a great time!
And then Sunday was my third Marathon. Great week!