We spent the weekend up north visiting Dawn's family and got together with her childhood friends so all of our kids could get together and enjoy the Berea Harvest Festival. It was a fun time and there were a LOT of people.
Sunday morning I woke up early to run the Inagural Crowell Hilaka Trail Run. It is a six mile loop in the woods and you could either do the half marathon distance, 13.1 miles, or 50k, 31 miles. I opted for the half marathon distance because I did not have the training for the 50k, but that is still something on my bucket list... an ultra (distance longer than a full marathon)
Anyway... It was a fun intimate run with about 40 people doing the half distance and about 20 people doing the 50k.
It was gorgeous running the trails and then occasionally popping out.
To see the lakes. A long straight portion was on the bridle trails and it was a muddy fun time!
And the finisher's medals were actually these awesome handmade necklaces. Summer loved wearing it when I gave it to her later in the day.
We have a few dry and mostly sunny days ahead, along with chilly mornings and cool afternoons. Patchy frost for your Tuesday morning with some temps dipping into the mid 30s. Lingering overnight clouds have allowed temps to stay just a tad too warm for widespread frost.
We will be mostly sunny today with clouds at times and temps warming into the mid 50s and a light wind out of the southwest. Mostly clear tonight with low temps near 40. Most sun with passing clouds at times on Wednesday and highs in the lower 50s. More sun for Thursday with more early frost and warming into the lower 50s for high temps again.
More clouds Friday as a cold front approaches and light rain showers looking likely for Friday evening into early Saturday morning. High temps Friday and Saturday will be in the upper 50s. Once the cold front pushes through then winds will be brisk out of the northwest and this will push in colder air. It may also trigger some lake effect sprinkles/flurries for late Saturday/Sunday to the north, but the bigger story will be the coldest air of the season for Sunday.
Morning temps will be in the mid 30s, but we will only warm into the upper 40s for Sunday with early clouds and more sun later in the day. It will be a MUCH colder Columbus Marathon, compared to the last two warm years. Slight chance for rain returning late Monday, as we warm back into the lower 50s. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael