A Simple Running Log

April 20, 2017

Training for 4/20/17

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 3:25 pm

Today, I did another lap around the 6.5-mile loop, in the morning for once, as it was supposed to be sunny and in the 80s by the afternoon.

It was a pretty decent run, except for the bathroom break I had to take about four miles in. I was regretting the crab-stuffed jalapenos I ate for dinner last night haha. I felt much better after the, well, burning subsided.

Tomorrow is my rest day, and it’s also a day off from work, because my younger sister and I are going to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for the day!

For some reason, Williamsburg, Va., became my family’s de facto official summer vacation spot when I was 8. Before that, we always spent a week at the beach with the rest of my dad’s family. I guess my parents got tired of them haha.

My brother and I were pissed at first when my mom told us we were skipping the beach vacation to go to what sounded like some kind of garden full of bushes, but we were happy once we got there — after two or three days of being dragged around the boring historical crap in Williamsburg, that is.

My dad is definitely a creature of habit, so once he found out how much he liked the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour that was free with park admission (no longer the case, sadly) and a few steak houses in the area, that was it. Every summer from 1992 on, we went to Williamsburg.

I quit going with them the summer before my 10th grade year, because I had a job, band camp and field hockey practice, and a car to get myself to all of it. I went once more my senior year, in October 2000, with my physics class for “Physics Day” at the park.

It looks like they’ve built four new roller coasters in the 17 years since I was last there, and replaced The Big Bad Wolf, but The Loch Ness Monster is still there. That was my first ever roller coaster that first year, and it scared the crap out of 8-year-old me. I loved it!

So anyway, Julie and I are leaving very early tomorrow so we can be there when the park opens, and then driving back home tomorrow night.

This weekend, I’ve got a couple more training runs on the schedule, another 1-hour, 45-minute long run, and a 5-miler. I should take my bike out for a ride too.

And Sunday, Clark and I have tickets for the last beer dinner ever at the original Dogfish Head brewpub in Rehoboth, before they raze it and open the new, much bigger one they built next door.


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