Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Running in the Midwest

The last couple weeks have been fantastic!  Since June 30, John and I have been living on the boat on Lake Michigan.  John took some time off work last week and we motored down to Chicago, staying at the Chicago Yacht Cub right downtown Chicago.  This was our third, and longest, stay in Chicago on the boat, and just more fun than ever!

One of the best things about staying at the CYC is that it is right on the Lakefront Trail, a biking/walking/running asphalt path that runs the length of Chicago along the lakefront, and goes for miles!  Our days started with a run on the trail, followed by shopping on Michigan Ave or afternoons at the various museums, eating at one or another fabulous dining spot, and Second City one night with daughter Liz and boyfriend Johnny.  Weather was typical Midwest summer, lots of sun and hot, which doesn't bother me at all!

And here in Milwaukee, we are next to the Oak Leaf Trail.  It has been undergoing some construction that shortens it somewhat but I can still get a good run in since I am not running anything really long.

I have been running a bit more miles lately, still slow.  I did a 10-miler on the Lakefront Trail when we were in Chicago, and this past Saturday morning, I did 12.  I don't have any problems doing it, as long as I don't try to pick up the pace too much.  I can still feel weakness in my hip, I can feel that the upper hamstring tendon is still not right, and my lower leg still feels funny.  So, I will not attempt any kind of faster running..  but longer is okay!

Oh, and one more thing..   I wear my huaraches everywhere!

John in Millennium Park in Chicago...

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