I hope everyone had a great 4th of July.
I fully took advantage of my day off and switched my long run scheduled for the weekend to Wednesday. I woke up bright and early at 5:15am and was out the door running in no time. I ran around 6 miles to the Zoo to meet up with Karen and Rachel for some of the miles. We did a nice loop through the Zoo then headed onto Rock Creak. Meeting others to run with always gives me something to look forward to on my run and also makes the time pass so much faster. We parted ways around mile 10 and that's basically where things started to go down hill for me. Well actually they didn't start to go down hill until mile 13. I just felt like it was a big struggle after that. I slowly made my way down the National Mall and took advantage of being out early and seeing all the 4th decorations.
I did give Jason a quick ring and asked him if he wouldn't mind running the last two miles with me. So by the time I made it back to my house, he was ready to run and we finished up the last two miles together. I was happy to get through 17 fun, not so fun, miles and even though my pace suffered a little, I'll take it.
After my run the rest of my day was shot. I was so tired. I took not one but two naps. Kiwi was happy to join me for both :)
Then it was onto our Block Party. It's pretty awesome. Hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian ices (I had 3), games, pool, and fun. You almost forgot that you are in the middle of the city. I couldn't think of a better spot to spend the Holiday.
Happy Thurs All :)