I've been busy with things around here. I've only had a few days free to workout. I worked out last Monday. I ran a 5k outside (in the awful heat). As I was coming to the end, I think this kid on his bike (with a bunch of other kids) could see the sweat dripping and probably a dying look in my eyes. He was so sweet. He gave me thing huge smile and a high five. Just what I needed in order to finish the last little bit of my run.
As usual, I was the only one walking in the gym already sweaty and red faced. I had a row machine to reunite with and a ripped class to get more of my butt kicked. I enjoyed the last 1:20 minutes left of my workout and left exhausted!
In other new: I do have a life outside of working out. A couple weeks ago, Jason and I headed down the San Francisco. We drove about an hour away and took the Bart in the rest of the way. That way, we didn't have to worry about parking and we could drink our way through the city. Out main reason for going (the Cherry Blossom Festival):
SF doesn't have any cherry blossoms, but it was still fun to watch all the festivities. I love the taiko dojo. They really get into their drumming. At one of my races, these guys were there (not the kids) and they played as we crossed the finish line. It was great motivation to get your feet moving faster! Once that was over, we needed to get some food. We were seriously hungry!
A few seconds after lunch, dessert was introduced. I love their presentation. The best thing: this is a crepe (no cone) with chocolate ice cream. Isn't it so cute!
Jason got some kind of custard (I hate custard), but loved his. Again, so cute!
Since I am a runner, I had to tell you about their porto-potties. They were a slice of heaven (I never thought I would ever say this about a potable bathroom). They looked nice (very visible from a distance), and had a ton of room inside and even had a handle that you could hang on to (if needed) while squatting. Since there was so much room, I didn't need to. Very nice
Also, Chobani was there giving out free samples. Since the line was about 1/2 hour long and we didn't have a place to keep it cold, we didn't want to stand in line.
A nice view from our day of walking a million miles.
Flags were still at half mass.
Swimmers were out enjoying the nice day for their workout.
A little sun bathing happened.
It was a great day. Very long (we left at 8 am and go home around 11 pm), but prefect day! Can't wait to do this again next year!
Do you live (or have visited) SF during this time of the year? Have you ever gone to this event? If you live in DC, how awesome is your cherry blossom festival?
Any motivational high fives lately?