Sunday May 20, 2018
Nearly 90 mid-May? Yep, that’s what it was Monday night for the start of our training week. Although it was hot, I was just celebrating having been released from the doctor that morning with the okay to run! I started out easy with a mile but not complaining, because it was HOT! The water fountain is not working at Morrison, but I have contacted the mayor to see what’s up with that. 11 showed up on Wednesday night. The park was definitely less busy with the bridge out. Speaking of the bridge being out, we had no problem finding parking spots just on the other side of the river and used the walking bridge to get to our meeting spot. Water fountain in Kennedy Park works, but the fountain and bathrooms on the trail do not. They are waiting for electricity to be turned on. We had 8 at the run on Saturday morning. Everyone else must have stayed home to watch the royal wedding. Lol! Humidity was way high. Sara, Larry, and Steve committed to the full route. Lynn announced that she’ll be spending 6 weeks in Belgium this fall for her job. How cool is that?? The only downside is that she’ll miss Wine at the Line for the first time. We might have to run it in her honor or set up some virtual running event! Kyle and Britney ran Geist 5K on Saturday morning and Kyle got a 5K PR. That boy is on fire! Kristina participated in a Ragnar race and her team of women were the first to finish the nearly 200 mile event. Great job!
Farmers Market: Farmers Market is back in season but it is no longer on the circle. It is now in the parking lot with the playground on W. Washington Street across from where the hospital used to be. I believe that area is now called Washington Street Plaza (or something like that!) Anyhow, plan to stop by after your run on Saturday mornings.
Training: Monday at Morrison Park at 5:00PM. Wednesday at Kennedy Park at 5:00PM. Saturday on the circle at 7:30AM. As a reminder, there is a group that meets at 5:30PM at the Parks and Rec Dept in Franklin every Tuesday evening. Gretchen heads that up. The group is growing and they have nice routes through the park.
Racing: Not seeing anything nearby but I imagine there will be some things going on over Memorial Day weekend. There is a 1 mile run on Memorial Day morning in Franklin.
Shirts: I’m down to one small and one x-large short sleeve SRR shirt if you’re interested. $8 each. Just let me know.
Happy Birthday to Lynn on Friday!
Also celebrating a birthday on Friday is our long lost friend Tina! We miss you! Happy Birthday!
Run for the health of it!
Mike’s Running Tip: If you feel the burn on a summer day, you may be ready for a new sunscreen.