Monday, April 07, 2008

Spring Training


This has been the longest, most gloomy, winter I can ever remember. I love Chicago in the winter. I'm a seasonal guy. I love the cold and snow and bitterness of winter. It makes me appreciate spring. But this year has been over the top. Enough is enough.

This weekend was the first decent weekend that I can remember. I'm sure there was one, probably back in October! Saturday Jenny and I dug the motorcycles out of the garage, fired them up, and rode for the first time since November.

Sunday, we were able to run at Waterfall Glenn, a park just outside the city, in SHORTS. I honestly can't remember the last time I ran in shorts at home.

Big week this week. THE U.S. Army Band [including my son, Terry] is doing a 3-day tour of central Illinois, including a performance Thursday at Millikin University in Decatur. Jenny and I will make the drive down and hear the performance and then head right for Columbus, Ohio.

The Capital City Half Marathon is this Saturday and I couldn't be more excited. This will be the largest field we've ever had. The event has grown into an anchor for the central Ohio running community and we're beginning to see folks coming in from all over the region. It will be a good time.

Later this month is off to the Country Music marathon, but I'll tell you more about that later.

See you on the streets.



Anonymous said...

I concur completely. Here in Minneapolis-St. Paul area it snowed this morning and there was about a foot up north over the weekend. Enough is enough already!
And its been much less snow here than Milwaukee or Chicago.

Stefanie said...

I will be at CMM doing the half. SO if some random girl comes up to you and Jenny for a pic don;t act disturbed. Just smile and say waddle on!

Anonymous said...

What kind of motorcycles do you ride? It was nice to get the Harley out this past weekend and see it shine in the sun! Nothing like a good run and a good ride on a spring day.