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Sep 5, 2011

End of the weekend...

Rest day today...Done!  Haha!


So today was a rest day and also the holiday(Happy Labor Day!) and so I thought, "What a great time to sleep in!"  I mean, I usually am up early on weekends to run plus I'm up really early during the week so I decided I'm just going to wake up when I wake up.  7:45am I hear my neighbor cutting the grass.  WTF!  It's  7:45 in the morning on a holiday!!!  I'm sure he has really big plans today... oh wait, I forgot to mention he's about 80 years old.....Ugg!  Very frustrating.

This weekend, my wife and I decided to go upnorth alone and leave the kids home with Grandma and Grandpa(thanks Mom and Dad).  It was a nice get away.  We hit up a couple casino's.... although I'm not much of a gambler, my wife enjoys playing the slot machines.  I just can't sit there and watch a slot machine for hours...boring!  I think I like the slot machines as much as my wife enjoys running.  Haha!  We also got a chance to walk around Petoskey and look in the stores.  Even though it rained that day some, it was nice and relaxing.  We also walked around Gaylord some and enjoyed that as well.  We hung out at our place and relaxed - read books, watched TV, etc.  We try to do that at least once a year.

I was able to get in two runs this weekend. a short one and also my long run which was only 13 miles this weekend.  I did 13.1 in about 1:52.  I have a route through the subdivision that takes me out to Otsego lake and then I run in a subdivision there and come back.  It's sort of an out and back with a little loop in there too.  Here's what it looked like:

It was a very enjoyable run with cool temperatures(low 60's) and a nice, sunny day.

This week is supposed to be a very nice week weather wise in Michigan.  We are looking at temps in the 70's the entire week with no rain.  Believe it or not but tomorrow is supposed to have a low of 49 degrees!  Holy cow, I'm not sure I'm ready for it to be that cool but it is nice for running in.

Question of the day?  What is your ideal running temperature?

40 days until my next marathon!!!!
Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!!!


  1. Loving this weather!!! It is a bit windy today but I do so much better in cool vs hot :)

  2. Long sleeve shirt today! Great sleeping weather.....