The world lost an incredible mother, wife, daughter, friend, attorney, underprivileged advocate, and community member suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2013. In honor of my late wife, Holli Wallace, I am training for the Hallucination 100 mile trail run and raising money for the Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

My training progress

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Run commute

The weather has been above freezing. Work hasn't been too demanding. Consequently, I finally had a decent running week more reminiscent of last summer than the relatively lax schedule of the past couple of months. It was even well into the 40s on Friday--spring really is around the corner, which has given me some new motivation. I noticed several new faces out running around our neighborhood this weekend. Where were all of you this winter? :)

So, here's my resolution. I'm running to and from work this Wednesday. It's a little over 8 miles each way, I don't have any particularly early or late meetings, and there is even a shower at the recreation center that I can use. It seems that all the pieces are in place. I actually did this a few times back when I was living in East Lansing. I alternated between running one way and biking the other way. If you have time and the opportunity it is a nice way to get your running in and to decompress from a day at work. If things go well, perhaps this will become a regular occurrence. Right now, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and most Fridays are good running days thanks to an evening teach schedule and a 2 year old (almost) who prefers 2 hour naps in his jogging stroller to sleeping in his crib. Mondays and Wednesdays my schedule is hindered by this thing called work. If I could slip in a 16 mile run on one of those days, I would be a really solid base to start training for the 100 miler once summer comes.

If you are interested in running to work, here's some information on it.

On a complete side note, Sandi I got your wedding invitation and Holli and I agreed that it was one of the coolest invitations that we have ever seen.


dirtdawg50k said...

If I didn't have to be @ work by 7 am, and drop off kids, I would love to commute to work. During the summer, when there are no kids in school, I have run (one way) or biked (roundtrip) the 19 miles. It is a great way to start your day!

dht said...

Sounds like a great plan. Commuting a few days a week will really build a strong base. I know what you mean about the new faces, too. After slogging through the slush in January and February, including a twenty miler in the blizzard last weekend, it's frustrating to see people emerging from their winter hibernation. At least we'll be in better shape than them, eh?

Nate said...

If I didn't commute from Detroit to Ann Arbor, this would be great! 70 miles round trip... Sounds like a sweet way to prep for the 100. Good luck with everything.

Silvenwolf said...

I'm glad it made it to you in one piece & that you like it!

I had fun putting them together. It's amazing how much fun you can have with a flame and melted wax.

Hoping you can come visit so I can meet little Elliott & Holli!

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