I kind of took this last week off, for no real reason other than the fact that I didn’t really get into a workout rhythm. Monday was a holiday and that flew by as Jess and I spent all day getting our place finalized for our baby’s arrival (in two weeks!). I also traveled to Charleston on Wednesday for an appointment with my mom. It went very well, and my mom is doing great right now, and I’m very thankful for that.
I ended up running twice, but both times were very short distances, and I didn’t really feel into a rhythm on either run. The three miler on Saturday actually was painful. I think it was due to me running in a worn out pair of shoes. I switched those out today, and went for a two mile run, but this run was short due to it coming after a long strength workout at the gym.
But, even though the runs were pretty sparse this week, I got some fantastic pictures. I got up early and ran from Iwo Jima down to the Potomac River and back.
As I stood on the banks of the Potomac with the city in front of me, I reflected on how my life is pretty damn good right now. I live in this great city with the time and means to enjoy it, and I am about to be a father. If I had three wishes, I’d use one of them to pause that moment in time. It was perfect.
So, overall, two runs, one perfect moment. 5.61 miles.
TWIR (This Week In Running):
This was a good week. Not terribly productive from a running standpoint, but otherwise it was. At home and at work. On Monday, Jess and I spent 12 hours, pretty much nonstop, getting our place finalized and ready for Mini to come. It was already in pretty good shape, but I had this moment where I realized that she could be here at any moment, and I wanted our place to be ready in case she comes early. Now we are just waiting for her arrival!
On Wednesday, I went to Charleston to attend an appointment with my mom. It went very well, which is just great news. I played basketball on Thursday, and on Friday Jess and I met up with friends for dinner at Busboys. I got up really early on Saturday, went down to Iwo Jima for a sunrise run (it was a beautiful 60 degrees that morning), and we attended a parenting/childbirth class in the afternoon. The class was good, pretty much a crash course on things to expect with a new born as related to sleeping, eating, etc. On the way home, Jess and I got in a huge torrential downpour on the walk home, and we got absolutely drenched. I like to think of it as Mini’s first bath:
For the record, Jess isn’t going to be happy that I posted that picture.
On Saturday night, we grabbed dinner out again with some friends. I guess you can sense a theme–we’re going out as much as we can before the baby comes!
Today, we hit the gym in the morning, and went to a nearby Italian place for lunch. Jess as always was looking stunning:
Tonight, we’re going to see Get Out, a comedy horror movie that is supposed to be a great social commentary. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, let’s see how it is. Speaking of which, I’m running late for that, adios!