This heat wave has not broken in the south yet. Triple digit air temps have led to quadruple digit heat indexes, or at least it felt that way. That is starting to change, with today's high only getting to 98, and tomorrow only getting up to 85. It's also supposed to rain for four straight days. That combination has kept all of my training indoors.
What's better than a nice hard workout on your birthday? The pool was packed when I got there, so I hopped on a stationary bike for a 30 mile ride saturday. The cardio deck was also really hot, so I hosed off after the ride and got in the pool. I had a great swim logging 2500 yards finishing with a nice 700 distance set. I also got in some strength training and yoga, naturally.
After such a great workout it was time for some celebration. We met some great friends for dinner at Natty Greene's downtown brewpub, which was hot but is always fantastic. I *may* have had a few pints of their hand crafted wonderfulness. But the burger was outstanding. Then we dropped the kids off at home while Kaileigh was babysitting and headed back to the Flying Saucer where even more great friends met us out there. We may have consumed more pints of incredible as the saucer has about 100 beers on tap. So much fun, I got to party below my age limit.
Of course I felt all of 37 on Sunday morning. ouch. But after I rehydrated I still felt up for a good workout. Got a late start, so I made it 25 miles on the stationary bike and ran 4 miles on the treadmill. I wanted to run 7 miles but the gym was closing and I was hungry. Made it home in time to stuff myself before today's fruit detox.
Today I'm happy to report that the girls are back in school! It's a year round school, so Bigun started 2nd grade today and Evil Genius started Kindergarten. They are both finally going to be in the same school on the same schedule and both occupied for a full school day! This brings much peace to our house. and of course I'm proud that my kids are embracing new challenges with this much gusto.
|Cute first day of school outfits|