Thursday, April 16, 2009

3 Day Weekend

The weekend is starting early for me, I decided to take Friday off for a long weekend. The weather today in Chicago is what we have been waiting for all winter (60’s and sunny). As I went for a walk at lunch today, the masses were leaving their offices and doing the same as. As you can see in the photos, the sky is blue and the Chicago River is a lovely shade of green.

Running has been good so far this week.

Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 5 miles

Wednesday - 4 miles

I plan on riding the bike tonight and running with my wife Friday morning. I also have a Saturday run scheduled with a friend of mine who is will also be running the Madison 1/2 marathon with me in May.

Tonight is poker night and we decided to do something a little different. We are going to be picking a country/region each week and doing a sampling of different beers from each area. I know Jamoosh from Das Mixture is always good for suggestions in this area. Each guy will bring a six pack of a different beer and we will have an eclectic sampling. Tonight’s inaugural run will be Mexico. I hope to stay away from more well known stuff and try to explore a more exotic sampling. Anyway, I think it will be fun. Unfortunately, I have to have a blood draw taken in the morning for cholesterol, blood sugar and all that good stuff, so I will not be participating tonight. However, I hope to participate next week with a vengeance.

This weekend we are opening up our summer place in Wisconsin. We have been away for 6 months and I am looking forward to finally getting back up there. The reason we are taking Friday off is so we can get up there and clean everything and make sure the place had not been inhabited by any animals over the winter. My run for Saturday will actually be in Wisconsin since my friend also has a place in the same area.


  1. Enjoy your out of town run. I love the idea of your beer tasting. I used to work at a place in D.C. that had thousands of beer from all over the world. So fun to sample some of the less known ones.

  2. Woo hoo - three day weekend!

  3. Home brew is a good way to go. Avoid Corona-I have some scary memories of the plant in Ensenada. Took your advice and ran a new route today...Happy Trails!

  4. Sounds like a great weekend! I am so happy you get that extra day of... rest? Hee hee. My parents have a cabin, so I know what it means to open if back up for the summer! Hee hee. I hope know you'll have a great weekend, especially if this weather continues!

  5. Sounds like a fun weekend - hope you have a good run on Saturday! Always nice to change scenery.

  6. Thanks everyone. The beer tour went well, I will post about it later. Have a great weekend!