Monday, November 20, 2017

Back on the farm for the weekend, Thanksgiving forecast

We went back to the family farm for the weekend because Summer will be staying there the next couple days. Saturday was wet and windy and I went for a run.  First three miles against the wind then the second three miles with the 30mph winds at my back.  I was FLYING for the second half of the run.  The light rain stung my face during the run, but glad I got out and braved the elements while Summer was napping.
Sunday we went up to visit my Grandma Jean.  She kept feeding Summer popcorn until I had to be the bad guy and said no more.  
My brother was visiting too and my parents do not let pets inside, but he twisted their arm and said as long as the dog stays inside the crate while inside then they were fine with the dog.  We spent a lot of time outside with Lola.  Summer knew it was time for a nap so she tried laying down on the couch, but I made her head back to the bedroom after I took my bags out to the car.

I sat her down and told her she had to listen to grandma and grandpa.  She said "Dad, *mumbling for about 60 seconds*." Then I told her again she had to listen to grandma and grandpa.  She then hugged me for about 30 seconds and didn't want to let go.  It broke my heart, but I know she is going to have a blast. It's crazy how big she is getting and understanding everything, including non-verbal cues.
Bundle up for your Monday morning with temps dipping into the 20s, however lots of sun today will help warm us into the mid 40s. There will be a brisk breeze out of the southwest today making it feel cooler. Clear and chilly tonight followed by more sun to start Tuesday. We warm to 50 tomorrow then more clouds later in the day with some evening/overnight rain showers transitioning to some pockets of brief snow before dry, cold air races in.
Chilly for Wednesday and Thursday, however dry for any holiday traveling. Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rain, then more rain, then snow on the way!

Gotta soak in the sunshine since it has been such a cloudy November for us in Ohio.  After lunch last week we all went down to the park for a quick break.
Summer and I worked on the garden beds as well the last few days.
We had to tighten up some of the beds that were starting to get loose because of the force of the soil.
Grab the rain gear for today. We will stay dry for the morning, however rain is likely to arrive for mid afternoon and stick around through the evening today. Evening commute will be wet and mild with afternoon highs today in the lower 50s.
Cool tomorrow with a mix of sun & clouds; more clouds north and more sun farther south. Early sun Friday then increasing clouds with rain possible late.
Wet Saturday with scattered rain showers. A surge of warm air early Saturday will push us into the mid 50s by midday then cool air rushes in for the afternoon and evening. Temps stay warm enough during the day that most of the precipitation will stay rain during the day, but flurries are possible later in the evening and overnight heading into Sunday. Cold with some lake effect snow possible Sunday, mainly to the north, with the potential for a dusting in spots, but not much more. Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hanging with Summer, break from running, cold air coming!

Summer and I did some exploring last week. Dawn was getting together with a friend for dinner, so Summer and I explored Tuttle Mall and she was loving the decorations already up.
We went to a wedding Friday night and it was a very cute wedding with great themes from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. Fun times. 
I also geared up for a long weekend run.  My legs were still not full healed from the Columbus Marathon, so it was just a solo run on the trails.
I was hoping to get in 26 miles, but my legs were really killing me by 13 miles and I eventually pulled the plug just before 17 miles.  I figured it was smarter to just pull the plug and avoid getting injured.  HOWEVER, I did cross over the 1,000 mile mark for the year.  That was my new year's resolution, so I finally did it.  And the only reason I got there is from running smart. I battled a couple injuries the past year and properly resting is critical to getting back up there at full capacity.  Taking 2 weeks off with NO running at all.  
I did go out Sunday morning to watch some friends and family running the Hot Chocolate 15k.  Fun times in the rain.
Monday I talked at the ODOT Winter Prep meeting. Honored for them to ask me to give the winter outlook.  Lots of great questions as well.
Keep the jacket handy, but trade the umbrella for the sunglasses for the next few days! Finally getting some high pressure to bring sun for the rest of the week. Chilly mornings then cool afternoons for today and Thursday with more sun than clouds. More clouds Thursday night as a cold front sweeps through, but with little moisture to work with, not expecting much rain or snow with this, just colder temps. Cold blast of air Friday with temps staying in the 20s and 30s all day. Temps dip into the lower 20s by Saturday morning as clouds slowly start returning for Central Ohio. Partly cloudy, dry & cool Saturday, however rain likely Sunday. Have a good one!

Best,
Andrew Buck Michael

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