Not your typical mid-August week…August 13th, 2012 at 8:12 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
We are starting off… nice this morning, with temperatures in the 60s and comfortable levels of humidity. We have, however, had a few sprinkles and light showers moving through. Nothing significant, but don’t be surprised to see a few rain drops early on today. I think I counted six on my windshield on my way into work very early this morning
There is a weakening area of showers (and previously, thunderstorms) moving through Indiana. If this holds together, our western counties especially will stand a chance of a few spotty showers after 9am or so:
The rest of us will see an increasing chance of a spotty shower or thunderstorm this afternoon… but most locations won’t see any at all. Rain becomes MOST likely overnight and into early Tuesday. Futuretrac shows this, as a storm system moves right over the area:
Most of this week, humidity will stay in check. It won’t be too hot or humid, and we have the chance of spotty showers a few times. Not what you typically think we should see this time of year! And, in fact, another taste of Fall is on the way for next weekend!
The weekend was GREAT… started off very Fall-like Friday and Saturday… and then warmed a bit on Sunday. We took the family to the Germanfest Picnic Saturday, as we do every year! I was very happy to emcee the Bavarian Fashion Show… with all of the GREAT German costumes, or trachten. Here are some pics of the fun!
Me with the Bavarian fashion show cast! Amazing group of people with beautiful trachten, as always!
Me with Jake–one of my friends from high school! He is a member of Dayton Liederkranz Turner, and also a German teacher at CJ. I think his students are luck to have such an authentic teacher
Half marathon training update… I went for a quick 3.5 mile run to end last week, and then had a rest day on Saturday. It was perfect planning, because we were super busy with morning swimming lessons for my daughter, and the Germanfest Picnic in the afternoon. The long run happened Sunday morning. Because of the cool morning (low was 54-degrees!), I was able to hold off until 9am to head out, as temps were still nice & comfy! It was sunny, though, and I definitely hit that sunglare on my east-running streets. It still amazes me how far 10 miles is, when running. Not that it FEELS all that long, but just the distance covered… wow! I felt good the whole run… no back pain at all. Just a little tightness in my knees, which I was able to work out with lunges during brief stops at stoplights. I am trying to get over the mentality that I have to run the whole thing… and trying to add a couple minutes of walking from time to time. I walked a bit at mile six… when I hit the drinking fountain at a local park… and again at mile 9, when I hit a rather large hill. What was I thinking planning a hill at the end of my course?! LOL. I guess it’s good training, as I hear rumors of an incline around that same mile in the Air Force Half. But I did have to walk half of that hill yesterday. I ended up completing 10.4 miles, my longest yet! Very happy about how I felt, and my time was even ok… NOT that I really have a goal time for this race… I just want to finish!!