At the last minute, E was sent out to Boston for a work thing, and then we thought through the logistics of him flying home for just a couple of days and flying back out and it really didn't make any sense, *especially* because we had people like grandparents, uncles, friends, and a corporate office visit we could fit in between Boston and Atlanta.
So, here's what we did while working remotely and driving in the rented Chrysler 200 over the last week or so:
Apparently, on the east coast, there is this thing that happens where water falls from the sky. Even in June.
|This is a friendly perspective on the storms we encountered on approximately 30% of the driving. We feared flooding.|
Despite close of quarter pressures, lots of work, time zone ridiculousness, and lack of sleep, we saw and experienced several things that were awesome on this trip, including:
|The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile walking trail of bricks tracing several historic Boston landmarks.|
|The Freedom Trail -- Charlestown Bridge|
|Boston Harbor, from the pier at the end of the Freedom Trai.|
|Sunset, from the top of the Prudential Building, over the Charles River (Citgo sign!)|
|Richmond, VA -- This always to tyrants (the abuse of power).|
|Near RVA capitol, a monument to the group who filed the first lawsuit that eventually consolidated to Brown v. Board of Ed.|
|Note the cars -- this is a huge fireworks building. Also, no smoking.|
|Happy E before buying fireworks to take to the lake.|
In terms of workouts, this week is essentially a complete write-off. I fit in 18.06 miles total (clearly not much walking) including several interval workouts: 1 min hills at home, some heat intervals in Sacramento, some incline intervals on treadmills, and finally, early this week a technical, hot, but gorgeous loop around this lake in NC:
|Bond park lake. The south is a constant reminder that our drought in CA is real. Nothing is this green where I live.|
And with that, I offer best wishes to all for a great 4th of July holiday. I've got lots of work and travel and other obligations coming up, but I'm going to be balancing things (full body workouts on trails that aren't scheduled, work that means no sleep, too much celebration, etc.) against 10K training for some fall racing. It feels good to have some speed goals in the works.