Well, I am earlier than I was last year in getting this posted. I have been struggling with balancing this post with the range of emotions this year’s #runCLE weekend brought. The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon weekend is one of my favourites every year but this year it was marked with some great sadness, too.
Friday - The Expo and VIP Reception
The Merlin women were up and at ‘em early and on our way to Cleveland bright and early Friday morning.
Well, the weather continues to dog our training and our first race of the season was rainy and wet as should have been expected. We even got hailed on a bit during the race!
This was my first year doing Shayne's Shore Run and I can happily say that it is an event that I will do again and again. It was a small local race with a fairly flat course, nice scenery, good food at the finish and really cool medals (woods?).
It was also G's first "adult" race (read: 5 km) - can you tell he is...
WTF Mother Nature? It's March 31st and it is not supposed to look like this outside - flowers should be starting to sprout their little green selves out of the ground, grass should be greening up and their should not be inches of fresh snow over night.
Although we shouldn't really be surprised, the weather for this entire training cycle has been terrible. It started out we weeks on end of ice which mean many training runs on the dreadmill. but this takes the cake - we had to cut ou...