Happy Father's Day!
We are celebrating at the Liebowitz Castle tonight by having my dad over for dinner.
Watermelon Mint Slush Cocktail
Grilled Potatoes with Rosemary & Truffle Salt
Corn, Tomato, and Feta Salad
Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle
Copius amounts of Pinot Noir
The man of honor this evening:
My dear father-in-law is in Miami. If we all lived in the same town,
it would be a lot more awesome. He'd probably enjoy some steaks too!
Adam & his dad:
I ran yesterday so I could spend the day lounging with Adam. We laid
patio pavers for 4 hours on Friday and I was STIFF yesterday. I walked
a few minutes before my morning run as usual, completed my run, cooled
down, and went to get ready for work. Oddly enough, it was after my run
that I felt everything start to tighten up. I bent over to unlace my
shoes after 7 miles of good running and stopped short.
The only place I have any good flexibility in my body is touching my
toes. I rocked the sit and reach in the Presidential Fitness Test.
Because I can barely muster a 90 degree angle doing the splits, I pride
myself on being able to reach past my toes in the sit & reach.
However, the physical labor of hauling dirt, pavers, and ripping up sod
clearly was not kind to my back. Luckily, the tightness is nearly gone
today, but I was concerned yesterday that I might have done something to
injure myself. Doh!
It's been 2 years since I've sustained any sort of injury that has
kept me from running. I have the occasional bouts of Funkytown and last
fall I took a week off running when Disney World took me to new levels
of tired. Yeah, I can run marathons, but there is no tired like Disney
tired. 14 hours of trekking through Epcot AND maintaining childlike
glee for that same period is tough stuff.
Anyway, I plan to do some running after work tomorrow. Bleh. But
I've been mixing up my runs with treadmill/sidewalk/Greenway and hoping
that a change of scenery will help get me through the summer. The
toughest months are yet to come--the devil of July and his evil twin
I'm off to cook!!!