What a weekend. Lots of good stuff.
Friday’s Invisible Disabilities Day presentation could not have gone better. The kids were a great audience, asked a lot of questions, and the presenters were really, really brave and great. Can not wait to do this again!
Saturday was a whirlwind of activity. I woke up and ran the Autism Speaks 3K, and somehow ended up finishing 4th overall. That was a real eye-opener in terms of why I should try to start running with people faster than I am. The leader seemed to be accustomed to being in front. He ran with his head down and kept checking his “mirrors” (looking behind to see how close we were). I figured that since I’m a distance guy, I should try and push him early and try to get all of his strength out of his legs as quickly as possible. Well, I think this guy might have been a distance-guy too. He toyed with myself, and the other 4 runners that stayed close to him. When we kicked, he sure did too. The 5th place finished tried to catch me at the line, but I had some kick left too and held her off. 4th place though, that’s really cool for me. My time put me at a 7:27 pace, that’s crazy fast for me.
After that, I got a bunch of yard work done, and then went out for another run. Yep, it was a double-run day, because the 3K wasn’t enough of a duration to satisfy my training plan. I’m running to lose weight now. The distances will be shorter, but more intense. I’m also going to embrace running in hot weather.
Abbe headed off to the Cedar Run Whiskey and Wine Fundraiser that evening. I stayed home and made fish tacos for the first time and they came out crazy good. I saved a couple of tacos for Abbe when she got home and she loved them too. I’m an idiot in the kitchen, doing something good that someone else enjoys makes me really happy.
Sunday was a softball doubleheader, and although I had a good day at the plate, the Cannons fell to 0-6. This losing stuff sucks. I’m hoping the younger guys continue to push for better spots in the line-up, and our vets start pushing back.
This morning after returning from my run, I was about to grab my coffee and I saw a spill. I pushed the coffee pot back to clean it up and suddenly realized… I made metal coffee. You know it’s going to be a good Monday when you see this…
Avengers: Age of Ultron – It was fun to watch until my wife woke up on a Sunday morning and found me enthralled in a superhero movie.