Wednesday, December 27, 2006


As predicted, during my run along the river and past the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, I saw no less than 20 media trucks or vans lined up waiting for some sort of scoop, I imagine. They were also readying the burial plot, so there were many curiosity seekers there with cameras as well. Fortunately for us, the weather is mild, cutting down on more chaos in our small downtown area than already we are getting. Typical of the area right now though, there has to be a major road shut down due to construction right in front of the museum. Um, yeah. I can see it now. We will probably have a major snowstorm the day of the local funeral too. LOL! It will be interesting to note when the first Secret Service start showing up. We always sit and watch them on the rooftops whenever there is any political celeb in town, which I suspect if it weren't for Gerald Ford, wouldn't be very often. We would probably remain an obscure, relatively unknown, yet major Michigan city. Sure, we have other things to offer the world, but we rarely get noticed.

I don't know how far I ran, but I was out there a little under 32 minutes, and that included waiting for 2 traffic lights. (I am not going to tempt fate and run against the lights!) I really felt like crap most of the way--my legs felt heavy and dead. I always feel better running in the morning, so I am hoping that's all it was. No way I ran 3 miles though!

I signed up for the New Year's Day run, which is 4 miles, so my main objective this week is getting enough running in so I won't totally die out there, but not so much that I do, if that makes any sense! I was glad to see the starting time is 8:30 a.m. instead of 8, which it has been in years past. A half hour makes a huge difference! :) I have no particular New Year's Eve plans, but just in case you know!

Tomorrow, if I don't do my weight/running routine, I will do a spinning class. I also plan to sign up for an indoor tri at the end of January, so I need to get a little more biking in. Maybe I should do a reverse New Year's Day indoor tri for practice? That's a distinct possibility. Belonging to the private club, I have access to a pool 24/7 if I want. Yeah, that's what I will do--if I don't die from the 4 mile race first!


Anonymous said...

Even if the run trashes you, why don't you just go to the pool to relax with no expectations. Just do some nice easy strokes and a few drills. I think getting in the water for an easy swim after a hard run is good for you.

Anonymous said...

Great plans! GOod luck on the 4-miler. I think you'll suprise yourself.