First of all, I know this is terribly late. I have had a few weeks of travel and sudden schedule changes, like probably every other American. In addition, my dad was injured the day after Christmas, and he ended up requiring surgery. He is doing much better now, although I think the whole family was frightened for a while. I will say that I generally take my family's and my health for granted, and we are so fortunate that this type of thing is a rarity.
At any rate, here are some photos of our week:
|W got to spend so much time with his cousins.|
|We went out to eat a few times, and W LOVES grilled cheese.|
|My parents borrowed an inflatable bouncer toy from the neighbors, and the kids had a blast.|
|I thought W would be too little to enjoy it, but he did great!|
Fortunately, this week was a low-mileage week in the club marathon training plan. I did the best I could, with a few six-mile runs in less than ideal conditions near my parents' house. I did one shorter run at a 7:00mm pace with my brother in law, who is working to improve his Air Force PT scores. On Monday the 29th, I drove to a city park so I could do my longer run away from traffic and near water and a bathroom. I treated it like a tempo run, and got in eight miles.
|Laps on a flat course.|
On a related note, the rest of this entry is going to be about food, sorry! On Monday night, Nate and I took W out to dinner with my sister and her family. We found a family-friendly restaurant, because three toddlers at a table is NO JOKE. It was a wild experience, let me tell you!
|Chicken sandwich and home fries bathed in Tabasco.|
|We're almost there.|
|Hoppin' John, boiled cabbage, and sweet potatoes.|