Wednesday (15,742 steps) - Denver run club. We were in full taper, but decided to do an easy few miles. We stuck around for the special "Brave Like Gabe" event with Brooks - really inspirational!
Thursday (15,624 steps) - So incredibly thankful that Ben is picking A up at school on Thursdays. I was able to stay a few minutes late and not worry about rushing to get her - in fact, I beat them both to Belmar! A decided to walk with Ang and I did the big loop with Dulce, probably half running and half walking.
Saturday (108,235 steps) - North Country Trail Run 50 miler, recap to follow.
We had about an hour to get back to the cabin, have all 5 of us shower, pack and get out the door. Miraculously, we did it, only taking about 15 minutes longer than we hoped. Annette, Michelle and Lisa headed off in their car for Grand Rapids, and we started the drive back to Chicago. I had guessed that we would have enough time to stop at one brewery, and one stop for food when we got closer to town.
On the drive in I had seen a sign for Fetch Brewing, and I liked the name best, so that's where we went. Sadly, the beer wasn't that great. But, we had already done 90 minutes of driving, so it was nice to get some of that out of the way.
The airport was frustrating. Every security line we went to closed as soon as we walked up. Finally got through security and were deciding on what we wanted to snack on before we thought we should get close to our gate first. AND THEN WE FOUND OUT IT WAS CANCELLED. We huffed over to where it SHOULD have been, were told that we had to go back out through security to talk to an agent. I am livid.
We get out of security and the line isn't that long yet, so obviously we must be the first people dealing with this. They only offer to put us on the same flight schedule the next day, or refund. Well I'm certainly NOT staying in Chicago for 27 more hours, so I ask for a refund. O'Hare is a giant airport and we can't easily get to other airline counters. I can't get my Orbitz app to work on my phone. I can't use my laptop because they don't have free wifi. Finally find a not-so-terrible flight on United, but it doesn't leave until noon. Looks like we are spending the night in the airport.
Finally got home around 3:30, with enough time to get A to her Girl Scout meeting at 4:30. Laundry, dinner and to bed INCREDIBLY early.
- 209,025 steps
- 67.7 miles run
- 1 barre class