Thursday, September 16, 2021

Dam, horses, fun

Goooood morning!  Been ramping up my training for the Shawnee 50 miler.  It is actually 54 miles and more than 11,000 feet of vertical gain of climbing. Not many hills in Central Ohio, so I have been doing dam repeats at Griggs to help get my legs ready for all the pounding of the downs and climbing all the ups.
I was invited to the All Horse Parade in Delaware this year.  The family and I rode in a carriage. 
So much fun! Gorgeous rig and horses!
Weather has been dry for the past week with warm temps.  Evan and I have been spending time outside while Summer is in school.
Then we went to the splash pad to cool off when she got home from school  
Good Thursday morning! We are waking up with temps dipping into the 50s across a lot of the area with some light patchy fog. So, a refreshing start to the morning and we will see a lot of sunshine today with a few clouds and highs topping out in the lower 80s. There is a very slim chance for a stray shower, mainly south, this afternoon. Friday and the weekend we will continue warming up into the mid 80s. Humidity will be going back up, which will result in some milder morning temps, mid 60s. Friday and Saturday we will see about a 20% chance for a spotty afternoon shower or two and partly cloudy skies. More sun Sunday as we warm to around 87 with higher humidity. Next week we are anticipating a cold front and that sped up its arrival a little with the newest data. So right now it looks like Monday will be hot again with highs near 87. Then we start to see some scattered rain moving into Western Ohio later Monday, ahead of the front. More scattered showers and storms on Tuesday with highs in the lower 80s. The cold front is expected Wednesday morning and we will see more scattered showers and storms on Wednesday. So the chance of rain goes up a little each day early next week. Our temps will dip later next week with highs back in the 70s. Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Been a while!

Good morning!  Life at the Michael House has been super busy lately and work has as well... I tried doing as much as I could with Summer before she started Kindergarten a couple weeks ago.  We went to the zoo, gardened, Cedar Point, and so much more.  She has had a fantastic first couple weeks and loving school so much.
Speaking of the garden... we have made a couple rounds of salsa.  Hard to keep that around and not eat it all up! 
The warm end of August meant enjoying time in the backyard with the kiddie pool. I think we will get a pool pass next year. 
I did head up to Cleveland with the family this weekend and we were able to watch the Thunderbirds and other acts. Lots of fun.
I also got in a couple runs this weekend.  A 20 miler solo on the trails...
Then a 12 miler with some friends. The miles FLY by when you have good company and conversation. I have a 54 mile race coming up in a month and I need to fine-tune my training and hill climbing in preps for the big race because it will have more than 12,000 feet of climbing! The weather is looking GREAT for running this week: 

We will have a warm day ahead, but a cold front tonight will bring back highs in the 70s. We have partly cloudy skies already, early this morning, and we will remain partly cloudy today with highs in the mid 80s. We will remain dry today, but a cold front will swing through tonight. Expect a brisk wind out of the southwest today at 10-20+ mph. Tonight will have scattered showers and overnight low temps in the mid 60s. The winds will switch to the west tomorrow with rain moving out early. Central Ohio will see the early clouds breaking up with highs in the upper 70s. Mostly sunny for Thursday and Friday with highs in the 70s and morning low temps in the mid 50s. Really refreshing air to end the workweek. By Saturday we will start warming into the lower 80s. We will be mostly sunny as well. So be prepared for a warm, dry, and bright Ohio State Buckeyes football game, midday Saturday. Sunday and Monday will be in the low-mid 80s with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of isolated rain. So generally, a pretty dry 7-day forecast, with the best chance of rain being tonight and early tomorrow. Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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