What a weekend …

Phew … brutal weekend – I am hurting all over! Saturday morning Jacob and I did our usual 2 hours of Karate with Sensei Kevin. That’s usually pretty intense, but Saturday evening we also went bowling for 3 hours with 6 of Julia’s friends, to celebrate Julia’s 16th Birthday last week. Thank god they had decent beer at that place!

Sunday morning, I got up a 7:00 and went running. It was 60 Deg. F (16 Deg C) and fairly low humidity, so conditions were great, and I went for 10 Miles (16KM) on Guess Road. That was my longest barefoot run so far (0.2 miles longer than my last 10 mile run) AND this was the first time I beat 100 Minutes over 10 miles! And yet, the run was actually really pleasant. I paced myself carefully, watched my technique and was really able to enjoy my run. Since the weather was so nice, Laura, of course, wanted to go horseback riding, too. Julia was busy with homework all day, so I went for a 1 1/2 hour ride with Laura at Hill Forest that afternoon. Boy, when I got off Wally, I could barely walk.

So, I am in pain today. But it’s all good – it was a fun weekend. Not much in the way of chores got done, but we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the unusually cool weather (for August in Durham).

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