Weekend's are way too short. Especially now that it's finally nice.
Since I worked Friday night, my weekend didn't technically start until 10 p.m. but I made pretty good use of the time I had.
For starters I skipped my long run Saturday morning. The original plan had me running 8 miles early Saturday morning, but when the alarm went off at 6 a.m., I just wasn't feeling it. So I turned the alarm off and went back to sleep until I had to get up and get ready to go watch my 9-year-old niece run a one-mile race at Cheese Fest, a local festival. The name of the race? The Cheddar Chase. Yes. I live in Wisconsin.
My niece did a great job, even though a pesky side ache slowed her down. The race even had a few celebrities running - the Klement's Racing Sausages, who are famous for racing around the warning track at Miller Park each home game before the seventh inning. After the run was done we stuck around and watched the Cheese Fest Parade.
While getting our cheese on at Cheese Fest, my brother gave me a shirt that he had picked up one day while shopping. Gee, do you think he heard me complain enough about all the weather I had to contend with during runs so far this year? Love the shirt.
Speaking of runs, once I got home from Cheese Fest I considered going for my run. But it was hot. And humid. And there wasn't a cloud in the sky. And honestly? Running just didn't sound appealing. So I opted for a bike ride - a nice long 19 mile ride out to High Cliff State Park and back. This was my first decent outdoor ride this year, so I wasn't quite sure how it would go, but I felt good. So I kept riding.
The rest of Saturday was spent reading, making plans via Facebook to meet up with some Fleet Feet buddies for a long run on Sunday and hanging out, making S'mores around a campfire.
When the alarm went off this morning, I didn't turn it off. I got out of bed and got ready for my run. It's so much easier not to bail on a long run when you know you'll be spending the next hour and a half with some great running friends and getting the chance to catch up. I met up with Peggy and Amy out at Plamann Park, our old training grounds, and we set out with plans to do 9 miles, but were open to cutting it short or taking some breaks. And we took a few breaks, but ended up stopping after 7.5 miles. It was a good run though.
After relaxing the rest of the day, it's now time to watch an episode or two of Season 2 of True Blood and spend a little time reading before heading off to bed and tackling another work week. Thankfully it's another 4-day week for me!