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Running to the Beach

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?



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What fun! And kudos to Tom for taking the longest leg! It was a beautiful weekend with plenty of it spent outside. I even went for a 3 mile run. It's been months! xo


Now this sounds like my kind of running (enjoying the sun as cheerleader and driver). Hooray for Tom and his team and a beautiful day! (I love the architectural details on that pier!)


I need to make my way to the beach - it would be so good for my soul. Sounds like a fun day.


Sounds like you had a lot of fun, the lake looks so beautiful. It was sunny and in the 60s here, but VERY windy. I did start on some gardening and took a couple of trail walks with my dog. Enjoy your week!


What a fun weekend, and Lake Michigan!!


Sounds like a fun time (the cheering and driving part and then Mexican food after!!). Congratulations to Tom and his team. Even though you were bundled up at the beach, I bet it just felt so good to be outside.


You and Tom are such a cute couple! My weekend was a mountain retreat filled with knitters, yarn, and laughter. A politics free respite--beyond refreshing!


Ah, that sounds like a pretty great way to spend a Saturday!! That lighthouse reminds me of a counterpart across the lake (and a bit north) in Algoma.


Your weekend looks full of sun! Congrats to Tom! A quick getaway is always nice. Our weekend was quiet, but it SNOWED on Sunday and it's still cold. I hope this latest storm passes below you and spring makes inroads!


Sounds like so much fun - especially the Mexican food and beer part! Go, Tom!


what a great event - and yay that the weather was perfect for it! of course it doesn't take much to make it perfect for mexican food and beer!

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