Well, we're more than half-way through spring break. Because Kate was sick all last week, she's enjoying her second week of no school.
Steve and I took to the South Shore train into Chicago yesterday to go to the Shedd Aquarium. Holy cow! I talked about extra cash laying around yesterday - any that we might have had is now gone!! It was a fun day and the first time I had been in Chicago since the marathon last October. Yesterday would have been a perfect day to run it, by the way. Partly cloudy, temperatures in the 50s, a little bit of a breeze. As we walked up Columbus Ave along Grant Park, I showed Kate where the finish line was and I think she thought she would see the actual finish line. She was a little perplexed. She was also fretting about getting to the train station in time. We ended up having a half-hour to spare.
It was a long day - we left the house at 7:30 am and got home around 9 pm. We did a lot of walking around, carrying kids, and pushing the stroller. I think I got in a decent workout.
Tuesday, I got in a four mile run in about 40 minutes. I know the mileage is accurate because I did my usual loop. The time probably is off because I didn't bring the iPod and Nike+ with me - just looked at the clock before I left. I tried the whole slow and easy thing again and only walked a total of two blocks. It was incredibly windy here, the kind of wind where you think it will be better once you turn around and the wind is at your back, but when you finally do turn aournd, you are running into once again.
The girls and I are heading up to Grand Rapids to see my parents. The weather is supposed to turn crummy so I'd better get packing. We were going to try to leave at 7 am this morning to get there by 10 am to go to the Children's Museum but I was wipped last night and decided we weren't going to make it.
Off to pack and get plenty of activities together for the car. Take care.