Our family enjoyed a ultra busy weekend.
We started out Friday evening with the drive from PA to VA and went right to the McCormick Observatory.
Saturday morning we were up and off the the Farmer's Market. Being early in the season the offerings were limited however we enjoyed seeing what vendors were there and sampling a few homemade tastes.
Of course for the kids the best vendor had puppies!
Since we already parent two dogs and a cat, none of them came home with us.
No trip to C-ville is complete without time spent on the mall. There is always live entertainment, good food and interesting people to see.
There were several different "discovery" areas to enjoy and something for all age groups.
LBM enjoyed climbing everything he could.
It was entertaining for them however it was very expensive and not something we will probably do again.
...and waaay too many snacks.
After all the activity we went to a Japanese steak house.
It was delicious and entertaining.
I finished my evening with a quick run and joined the family for some down time.
Sunday morning meant breakfast and driving which can make for a hectic day.
So we stopped off at a great park we drive by on our usual route to indulge in an hour of play.
Getting home a little later was well worth the fun we had.
Sunday evening was my last long hard run before this Saturday's 50 miler.
11 miles a bit too fast on legs that didn't want to be running left me eager for bed.
Day # 330
I woke up with unrested legs that had no desire to run. How odd!
After slightly over 2.5 miles I finished with time to stretch but no time to ice my over used legs.
Maybe it was the travel time, maybe it was the busy weekend that had no regard for my personal daily routine, maybe it was the 11 too fast miles the day before. Whatever is was it was a reminder that in the days prior to a race I really can not do anything to improve my performance at the race but I sure can do things that will hurt my performance.
I tell myself that 2.5 miles is just right and know that when I go farther than 32 miles ~ the longest I have ever run at one time ~ I will be so happy that I allowed my legs a little "rest."
A mileage junkie to the nth degree