Miles this week: 24
2015 YTD: 1206
This was a tough week. Mentally tough as we spent most of Thanksgiving weekend at a funeral. Tough from a running standpoint based on the holiday and funeral. Tough for spending about 900 miles in the car, in rain and traffic and construction over the holiday weekend.
I came into the week planning to pull my back to back long runs up to Monday / Tuesday. This would allow me to work around the Thanksgiving double run-eat-run 10k races I planned to run on Thursday / Friday mornings. It would also allow me to get my mileage even with the holiday and funeral over the weekend.
Well … that running plan went to shit.
Monday / Tuesday I was exhausted. Literally too exhausted to get up and run. It happens sometimes – I tell my wife it’s my tired phase. Sometimes I just need to sleep. We piled into the family truckster Wednesday night, to drive across the state to the in-laws for Thanksgiving. Just before we get on the highway, my wife hollers – ‘Don’t get on, don’t get on!’ She saw the traffic piled up under the overpass so we passed on the highway and pulled over to check our phones. I pulled up Waze and it looked like this …
At that point we bailed.
Since we didn’t make it to Detroit Wednesday night, I didn’t make my run Thursday morning. Since we were headed to Ohio for a funeral early Friday, that shot my run Friday morning as well.
So Wednesday night I was sitting at 0 miles with both races out of the picture.
I managed to drag my ass out of bed early enough to run 12 miles, through the rain, Thanksgiving day before we hit the road again and enjoyed my first holiday lights of the season.
Thanksgiving was good, but I was missing spending it was my side of the family based on the circumstances at hand. But I still stuffed my face and enjoyed the company of my in-laws.
Friday I was up early again for another run through the rain – this time 6 miles. Then it was in the car to head South. I followed that with another early 6 mile run, again through the rain – what the hell??, on Saturday morning.
Saturday evening it was back to Detroit to pick up the kids and on toward home today. All told, we logged about 900 miles on the family truckster. Unfortunately I only logged about 24 on my legs. All in the rain.
I wanted to run again this morning, but I didn’t take enough clothes with me for the rain. Each morning after my run, I stuffed the wet clothes in my gym bag and rolled onto the next town. I don’t mind running in the wet. I don’t mind running in the cold. But I do mind putting on something wet to go run in the cold – so I passed this morning.
I guess it was only fitting to do all of that running in the rain. Some how it seemed to match the sadness of the weekend.
One bright spot on the weekend, aside from the Thanksgiving dinner – I tried Buffalo Wings and Rings last night – holy awesome wings! When we returned to my in-laws I told them I needed a beer and wings. Buffalo Wings and Rings happened to be close so my father-in-law joined me for a beer while we waited on wings for takeout. They were AWESOME. HUGE wings and the sauce (roasted garlic) was perfect.
Well, that’s pretty much how the week went. Here’s to this week being better on all fronts.
How was your Thanksgiving?
What are your favorite wings?