Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rise and Shine, Attention Please, Prepare to Celebrate your Mother's Deeds!

Hello Weekend Warriors! (and to those who have to work this weekend as well)

This morning's run ( easy run - 6 miles, 5:30am) was a dull photo copy of the past couple Saturday runs.  I was thinking of taking a different route closer to the water, but it was gloomy out this morning, so I kept to my normal path to the recreation drive area and back. The crowd was the same, Elijah running group and a few other runners.

I imagine a lot of people are running the Wrigley 5k today, so I wasn't surprised to see a sparse showing on the lakefront path this morning.  I ended up going a bit too fast on my return trip, threw in a couple fartleks when I had to get around some of the Elijah groups. Had about a mile left and slowed it down a lot to try to not go under an 8 minute mile for an recovery run.

I'm sad since as I write this, it's getting sunny out! bleh. And to follow up from my previous post - Saturday Morning Cuddles! (My daughter always blinks for the flash, sorry honey)
I swear she is awake

And bonus kid footage, vacuuming has become a contact sport - a clip from our vacuum cleaner wars this morning!

I've been mentally prepping myself for tomorrow, Mother's day! You may be asking, prepping for what? Well, if you are a bit of an obsessive runner, you hate missing a run unless you are sick or hobbled.  Tomorrow is my long run, and I won't be able to do it at 9:30am, my wife is going to sleep in tomorrow and taking her and my mother in law out to breakfast.  So that means I need to get my 13 miler done, changed and ready to get my kid up by 7am! So I'm guessing that means I have to get up around 4:15, give myself 45 minutes to drink coffee and clear my system up and give myself some extra time for the run. I need to find a nap time at some point tomorrow!

Have a great day everyone!

How do you fit your runs in on holidays and family events without being inconvenient to the event?

Any special Mother's Day plans?


  1. katie & joshMay 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    no special plans here.. snuggles, choo-choos, and family time! miss you guys!

  2. I assume the choo-choos are Josh's name for chocolate and cheerios! We miss you too! see you in a couple weeks!

  3. Have a great day! Happy Mothers Day to Emma and Terri. Love you guys!