It's been a week and still not home yet, but headed home soon. I am going a bit stir crazy with only two runs in over the last week, but circumstances and personal lame-ness have limited my ability to get out the door. Right now, working a bit too hard on a bottle of red wine as I look out at the 30-degree countryside in mid-Michigan. Also hitting up the Bells (Kalamazoo) and Founders (Grand Rapids) Breweries while here. Also, jumping out of my seat every time a bird flies into the window. Is it mean to put a feeder so close to a big bank of windows?
Thinking about the PNW'ers running the Seattle Full/Half Marathon tomorrow and wishing everyone best of weather and best of luck.
Meanwhile, may as well share some of the outings from earlier this week. Both runs quite lovely with no shots heard though some hunters seen cruising by during run #2...
First run with sister-in-law during foggy, foggy morning, upper 40's. 5 miles in 44 minutes. Great start to the day. We were covered in icy dew when we finished.
|Wild hops growing on fence row on in-law property. Anyone know how to determine their origin? Heard of wild hops in MI? Or maybe from an early German settler?|
|Running near the state land where the crazies are. In-laws advise against running near the state land, especially around deer season but kinda hard to avoid. Plus, it's pretty as it's the only wooded land around here.|
|Escorts through the country for the lilly-livered. A bit flat. Lots of farms. Nice soft roads. Clean air.|
|Got deer? We process & store. = Fortunately, the F10 family handles that on their own. Hubs got a deer earlier this week & everyone processed. We'll be taking venison home with us! WOOT!|
Anyone else out there streaking through the New Year?