The Churchills Half marathon happened this week. 25.6 miles of running happened this week, with a bunch of walking too. I have several audiobooks queued up and have enjoyed listening to them. The colors are still very pretty and the warmer temps made the walking even better. I also had a lot of much needed family time. Here’s what went down!…
Mon – 4 miles running. Darn it, still dark out this morning! But it was good to get outside. We have several neighbors with Christmas lights on! And, huge piles of leaves in the street.
After work I got to walk with my mom at the park. Mom was crushing the selfie today.
Tues – 5 miles running. Another dark run, but 50 degrees feels good! We voted and then it was time for Taco Tuesday with some yummy drinks.
Weds – Rest day! Fun day today… my son is home from college!! He is having all of his wisdom removed and he wanted to go climbing and out to dinner before he is sidelined for a few days. Who am I to say no??
I am feeling very accomplished with my climbing efforts. With some coaching from my kids I was able to go up higher on a bouldering route. I didn’t get all the way to the top of this route with the green holds, but I almost did!
Thurs – 3 mile run. I got to spend lots of time with my son today. His wisdom teeth surgery was surprisingly fast. We were told it was going to be 90 mins and it was only 45! But all went well and he did great. I figured he would be sleeping on the couch or watching movies all day, but instead he was doing homework. In fact, he did homework all weekend! College is tough.
Fri – Rest day! My foster kittens got a new kitty tree! They love it! They are still a bit skittish but they are playful.
Sat – 13.2 miles, race day!! I’ll give you details in my race recap, but I will tell you that I had a great race! My daughter got a PR, and my husband had a very solid race too! We saw so many friends on the course. The party tent was jamming! It was 34 degrees at the start and we were a bit confused on what to wear. I could have gone with less clothes, but overall I was dressed fine. [UPDATE: read the race recap here!]
On a somber note, one of our Run Toledo friends, Dave’s coaching team, and general all around friendly runners/triathletes passed away recently and this year’s half marathon was in his honor. He died in a tragic accident in Yosemite. He died doing what he loved and will be truly missed by our community. He was my age. Gone far too soon!! We went to a celebration of his life following the race. It was a party he would have loved with so many from his family and community remembering him.
Sun – drive back to Ohio State… but first donuts & Starbucks! Waaaaa, missing my son (and daughter!) already but they’ll be back soon for Thanksgiving. 🙂 Sidenote: now that I have used all of my bonus Starbucks stars, I have to pay cash for drinks. OUCH. Will be curbing my Starbucks habit 😂