Saturday was a beautiful day here in Michigan. Chilly . . . but sunny -- and the warmest it's been in a few weeks.
A great day . . . to run to the beach!
Saturday was the Kal-Haven Trail Run -- a 33.5 mile run on the Kal-Haven Trail, a rail-trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven (a Lake Michigan shore town). Tom was part of a 6-person relay run along the trail. (He ran the 3rd - and longest - leg of the run -- 8.08 miles.)
I didn't run -- but I did serve as Cheerleader and Driver. It's great fun -- especially when the weather is decent. Because the trail used to be a railway, there are LOTS of places where the trail crosses the road -- so you can drive along, stopping every so often to cheer and encourage your teammates as they run by.
It took just under 4 1/2 hours for Tom's team to complete the course, ending in South Haven - where we all celebrated with Mexican food and beer.
And then, a walk along the pier out to the South Haven lighthouse.
The weather was perfect. A bit windy and cold out at the lake, but really quite pleasant.
A trip to the beach is always a good idea. Even when you have to run all the way there!
How was YOUR weekend?