I had a lot of free time this week and so I was able to go on a few runs at my own pace. One of those runs was in Salt Lake City, as Jess and I are out West this week visiting some of the National Parks before the craziness of September and our new chapter starts. Overall, it was a pretty good run week, I did a longish 12 miler which felt great for the first 8 or so. Then a couple of slower runs with Mini in the stroller, capped off with an 8 miler in Salt Lake City.
So overall, 30.08 miles over four runs.
My plan for the next couple of weeks is to just run for fun without any expectations or judgment. I'll decide on a training regimen for the Rehoboth Marathon after that.
Well, this past week was great. Jess and I know that September onwards is going to be pretty hectic. Mini will have just started daycare, Jess back to school, me with an exciting career move. 2017: the year of transition. So with that in mind, we decided to head out West and take Mini to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. It's something that has been more of an interest of mine recently to try and see them all.
So I ended the week in Salt Lake City. Headed up to the parks after that, with an update on it next week. Salt Lake City is pretty cool, a small town (smaller than I expected) but beautiful landscape. I ran about 8 miles, up a small hill and over to the University of Utah to see the football stadium there. Michigan played here two years ago and lost in Harbaugh's debut game, and Michigan has lost three straight to them I believe.
We drove over to Jackson, WY the next day where we are staying before going to the parks.
Mini has been such a great traveler, so we aren't too worried about the flying. She's become so much more aware and interactive. She laughs, a lot, especially when I kiss her cheek (I think my beard tickles her) and she's been really active in grabbing and using her hands, to grab her feet, pacifier, toys, and occasionally my hair. She's looking more like a big girl now, less like a new born. And her noises, the adorable "coos" she makes when we talk, there isn't much better in life than that.
Update on the National Parks next week, for now, some pictures.
Salt Lake City: