The rest of the post is about my running but it probably isn't as interesting as this.
Allow me to brag on my brother for a moment. He is the head video photographer for the NBC affiliate in San Antonio and he, the sports anchor/reporter, and editor won an Emmy for a story they did on the family of Mike Coolbaugh. Coolbaugh was a coach for the minor league Tulsa Drillers and was killed on July 22, 2007 when he was hit by a line drive. You can watch the story here and read about it here.
By the way, congrats to Joe of Blue Dawgs Running and his Phillies on their World Series win.
And now, back to the regular stuff...
I got in two runs while we were in Grand Haven. The weather wasn't the greatest, rainy and cold, but Friday evening the weather broke and I got out, after test riding and purchasing a new bicycle. This spring is going to be fun and fast! I literally got on the bike, peddled a little, and said "Okay, let's go!" I don't know if it was sitting in a car all day or what but I wanted to get on the open road and push myself to a really good sweaty workout. Unfortunately, it was getting dark fast so we needed to get back.
Saturday, we went to my cousin's wedding. I'm the oldest cousin of something like 25 and there is a big group of 20-somethings so I'm sure the weddings will be coming fast and furious. It is nice, though, as it is one time we get to see each other.
Sunday was incredibly windy and there was a low, constant roar of the waves. Steve went out and took some pictures on the beach and talked to some of the guys out surfing. Yes, you can surf on Lake Michigan.
Initially, I wasn't going to go out and run but I knew I would regret it if I didn't so I headed out into the wind. I ran up 5-Mile Hill, which isn't a five mile climb but high enough that you can see it from five miles out on the lake. It is still a good climb. Then I did a small loop around downtown, completing about a 3.5 mile loop.
I hit the Fitness Center twice this week and hit the elliptical machine hard. I'll go today but probably won't fit it in tomorrow with Halloween. Saturday, I'm going to do a small 5K a family from our church puts on.
I guess I haven't been sticking to that no running. The legs are feeling good until I knock my shins on something. (duh, that would hurt, wouldn't it?)
Time to hit the editing. It is the first time in about two months that I have something to work on other than pieces of computer books.