Monday, Aug 24:
7.0 in 54:12, 7:45 ave, 2 degrees of incline = 7:27 effort. I had done somewhat of an intervals session the previous week, so I decided to try a tempo run. I did 2 miles of warmup in 8:29 and 8:11, followed by 4 miles at 7:30 pace (8mph), with the 2 degrees of incline. It wasn't too hard, which was nice. It was especially good considering I had arrived back from NYC at 3am after flight delays, and had done this without needing a nap after work.
Wednesday, Aug 26:
60 min strength session
Thursday, Aug 27:
Saturday morning, flew out to DC, for a weekend wedding.
Saturday, Aug 29:
I debated between doing a run at a park near DC, to take advantage of shade and potential water stops. I decided to brave the sun and do geocaching for the first time in DC. DC is virtual-cache-heavy, since hiding stuff in DC could cause some concerns. I did a running course similar to what I've run once before and walked once before. Lots of stop-and-go again, for the second weekend in a row. I hit highlights like the Capitol, Botanical Gardens, Museums, White House, Washington Memorial, War Memorials, and the Lincoln Memorial. I was thankful for the water fountains along the way.
That night, there was a nice meet-and-greet, a reunion of college friends, at a super cute boutique library. There were fun childrens' book-themed decorations everywhere, and it was like something from a fairy tale.
I was tired... I had been tired after the run and had taken a short nap before the meet-and-greet, so I was happy to sleep in the next morning. It turned out that there was a 10 miler in town that morning, but it was good that I didn't know about it before, and that I was already tired from the 12, since it would've been tempting, and it would've costed like $90 to run it - that's a lot for a 10er!
The next morning, I went to the wedding venue a bit early, since there was a geocache there, and other geocachers said that the area was pretty and a nice spot for a wedding. I went along the trails and admired the water front.
It was wonderful seeing even more old friends before, during, and after the ceremony. Lots of people to catch up with. Lots of cute kids running around. It was a nice, laid-back time to just enjoy being around each other again. The reception ended with the bridge and groom going off on a getaway boat... reminds me of LOTR... epic.