After getting home and getting the family started, I took my tot to the park. She insisted on bring out our pride flag and her turtle:
I then went to meet up with some fellow bloggers as they were up in my neck of the woods at Hollywood Beach doing a paddle boarding lesson.
Couple extra photos:
I spend the time doing the beach thing with my wife and tot.
Afterwards we meet up again at Moody's!
I may or may not have said that's what she said as the photo was taken and blinked. woops!
And director's commentary: There are some Whovians in this photo, can you guess who?
In the evening we had a BBQ with some other parents in the hood out at Hollywood beach area again:
Fast forward to this morning: My normal Sunday half mara distance. I wanted to take it easy to save my legs for next Sunday's Rock and Roll Half. I started around 7:40am, and the Sun was already beating my energy down, so there was no going hard anyways. One aggravating thing from the run, right at the start of the path, this guy who I judged to be going a bit faster than me, was about 30 feet behind me and coming around the loop at Ardmore. I assumed he was just going to pass me and I could just relax. BUT NOPE.
This guy stayed like 5 feet behind me for the next SIX MILES. I tried to slow down a little, one for the heat, and two to hope he'd pass me. NOPE! WTF Dude. I was a rangry runner and dripping sweat like no tomorrow. Every time I turned to check for bikes, there he was, ugh. He went a different way at North Avenue area, and I realized... he wanted to run in my draft... The wind was out of the south and was enough to suck energy out of you. Here is my thoughts on him...
EDIT: I FORGOT! I saw Mayor Rahm running this morning! Did anyone else?
My end time was ~ 1:35. Not bad considering the heat and my plan for the day. I also tried out a honey stinger gel thing, and I liked it a lot better than a Gu. I have a few more things I'll try this week before settling. But I do miss the gatorade on my run.
I poured at least two bottles of water on my, maybe three total by the end of my run. I was soaked head to toe with sweat and water. My sneakers sounded like wet sponges. Muscle wise, I feel fine, but the heat and sweating are taking a little longer to recover from.
Might go out to George's Ice Cream later in Andersonville, and have laundry to do. Doing Pint night tomorrow with some bloggers! First time I'll run with more than two people on purpose in ages.
How was your weekend?