I have always thought it would be cool to run completely across Columbus. But the problem is getting your car once you reach the other side. I was planning my weekend run and a buddy of mine asked if we should see some other parts of town and since it was just the two of us we planned to drop off one car on one side of town then drive the other car to the other side of town.
We both live on the west side of Columbus, but took a photo of the Columbus Eastside Running Club's sign that was on our run. We passed their group as well on the Alum Creek Trail.
We started in Westerville just on the north side of 270 and ran all the
way down to Three Creeks Park in Groveport, which is about 1 miles
beyond 270 on the south side. Fun run! Thankfully temps were in the
mid 30s. So chilly, but I was just fine with minimal layering.
This week has been windy with the running. We had a 70MPH gust Monday morning in Madison County! That is INSANE! And it was with a weak line of showers, so no lightning or thunder as a warning. Lots of power outages!
Running in the wind has been... well... Kinda fun actually! You have to pay attention in case a wind gust catches you from the side, but running into the wind was fun and hill-work without the hills.
I know this is a running-heavy post, but I am pretty stoked with this graphic. I talked to a handful of my running friends to get a threshold of criteria for weather conditions that impact outdoor runs. Most runners say they will run 99% of the time, but they will dress differently for the conditions. So I made this automated graphic to have the shoes change color depending on how cold, windy, or wet the run likely will be. So far it has changed to the colors that I would agree with and I am excited to use this in the morning, especially the early morning newscasts. The same conditions would apply to everyone heading out the door to help them prepare for the day as well. So you could change the graphics to a garden shovel or walking the dog as well. But someone might not like seeing green dogs. LOL
Did have a little fun for New Year's and our augmented reality. I made a few new graphics to drop the crystal ball in the studio.
Here is another graphic I cooked up this week showing the travel conditions for the coming days. Speaking of the coming days...
Welcome to 2020! We are starting off this morning with temps in the lower 30s with a light breeze and we will warm to around 40 today with the morning clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine. Mostly clear and cold tonight with lows around 30. Thursday starts dry and sunny then more clouds through the day and some afternoon and evening rain showers with highs in the mid-upper 40s. Still a light breeze through the day today and tomorrow. More rain will move in for Thursday night and Friday. Most of the rain will be showers, but a few rumbles of thunder are possible Friday. Highs will climb into the lower 50s on Friday, especially Southern Ohio. Temps fall Friday night and Saturday so a light scattered wintry mix possible Saturday as the colder air moves back into the area. Highs in the mid 40s early Saturday then falling into the mid 30s by the afternoon and evening. A weak system will pass by to our north on Sunday, so flurries and light snow possible to the north. High stay in the lower 40s for Sunday and early next week. Monday is looking dry then a slight chance for some rain returning Tuesday. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael
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