Hi from Traverse City, MI! Northern Michigan is pure heaven. If you haven't visited this area you are missing out on a little piece of heaven. So, I learned something. Always a good thing, right? What I learned is that my body DOES NOT like days off from training! I only had to run 6 miles, but they were hard. My entire body was in pain! Everything hurt. The only comforting thought was that I was able run to the most beautiful rising sun. Ever. Right along the water. And the beach. Complete with boats on the calm water. Perfect. Ran 6 miles in an hour. Slow for me. Will be glad to run on the trails tomorrow!

Busy day ahead. Looking forward to meeting Ellie Krieger of the Food Network Channel.

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