I have a lot going on right now. Very busy but it makes the days go by really fast. I have only run twice this week and I am not running today :( but I am planning on a nice long run tomorrow. I am meeting Chaz and Paul to run at 8 so it should be fun. I can't wait to tell you all about it. We have been planning this run for a little time but wanted to make sure the weather cooperated before we decided it was a go. Weather looks like it will be Mid 30's in the morning and make it to mid 40's by the afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. Light winds so it sounds like really nice running weather for a nice long one.
But as it is in Wisconsin, if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes. Saturday night and Sunday shows more snow on the way. We just had some last weekend for crying out loud. It is all gone now, but I don't want more! Such is life here.
The planning for the Kids Marathon is still going on. We have a location for the final mile scheduled and it should be a great location. To avoid additional permit costs, I will need to re-route the course though. If I go on the road at all, I have to get permits. If I stay on the grounds of the stadium, I do not. So I think the race will begin with a lap on the track and end with a lap on the track. That is 1/2 mile of it and then I will add the other 1/2 mile in the parking lot and on some walking paths.
We have 4 total schools already interested in joining. That is awesome! The invitation was just sent out early this week so that is a great response. I think it was sent to ~20 total schools so i know more will be interested as well. We will be having a meeting early next week to work on the entry forms and nail down who is doing what so everything is covered. I am really excited for the kids on this program.
There was some good news yesterday from the hospital where my friends wife is at. This is the wife of my friend that was killed in the car crash last weekend. She was in critical condition but it looks like she has only a broken collar bone and other injuries but not any damage to her spinal column as originally feared. I guess every one's prayers are being answered! the other 2 kids are out of the hospital (or will be soon) but I do not know how they are taking the news about their Dad and brother. I feel so bad for them having to deal with this now and for the rest of their lives. The funeral date has not been set yet but it sounds like it will be near Easter time. As it turns out, the driver of the truck that hit them and the passengers were all illegals and are now in the process of being deported to wherever they came from.