Hello from Milwaukee… well, more specifically, Shorewood, WI, but actually within walking distance of Milwaukee, so close enough. The flight in with brisk and pleasantly uneventful. It’s been a while since I’ve walked through and out of a mid-sized city airport that was peaceful and easy to navigate in comparison to the nightmare I’ve experienced living in Vegas, Seattle, and Chicago (plus, I tend to visit other locales whose airports are similar).
Today here in Milwaukee was overcast, very cool, and if you’re from the desert you can definitely feel the humidity. I imagine we’ll feel it tomorrow with the sun out. I’ll still gladly take it over the Vegas heat right now.
Over the last couple days I’ve consistently had a lingering butt pain, where the hamstring meets the hip, that shows up and then disappears when I lift the left leg in random ways.
While I’m not ready to throw in the towel and DNS out of a Half I made a plane trip to come run, the thought has been attractive today. I can run without pain as far as I can tell, so unless I wake up in some significant amount of pain I will probably at least go to the start line and attempt the Half.
If I get up and it doesn’t feel right, I am willing to say forget it and just make this a weekend vacation. While Milwaukee’s not exactly a tourist destination, where I’m at in Shorewood is a fairly decent location and this is a nice neighborhood. I could make a day of finding stuff. Plus, it’s not like I couldn’t run at all. I could still make a day of running however much I could while hiking and checking stuff out.
Still, let’s see what happens. I’m presuming all systems are go unless I wake up tomorrow and I shouldn’t or can’t. This turned out to be a good trip to take either way. Until tomorrow.