The boy and I are leaving early Friday morning for Minnesota. He is from a small town about an hour north of Duluth and while we will be staying there initially, we will end up in the cities where his sister and other relatives live (plenty of friends too).
Those 10 days in Minnesota will be cooooooold. I’ve been obsessive about the weather. And the prospect of spending my days in the mid-teens (and my runs only slightly cooler) has me packing an extra bag! I’m sure I’ll stick out like a sore thumb in my down North Face jackets and vests, my knee-high UGG and Sorel boots with the faux-fur lining. Colorado girl. Who cares. At least I’ll be warm.
But, I love going to Minnesota to spend time with his family. It’s always a good time. Always relaxed. And the days always seem to last a little bit longer than they do here in Colorado. Maybe it’s the slower pace. Maybe it’s the lack of scheduling. Maybe it’s the fact that I can actually take a moment to breathe and not rush.
Regardless, I am packing my Oiselle race kit in case I have a race to run! I’ve already been scouring the interwebs for local races during the time we will be there. I’ve found some that strike my fancy but it all depends on what is going on and where we are. It will certainly be a last minute plan.
Wish us luck on the road trip out there! Seems we could be on the tails of a storm that just passed through Colorado. Might make for an interesting trip. Good thing the boy won’t allow me to drive. And it’s not because I’m a bad driver! At least I keep telling myself that…