4th of July – Long weekend

Yippie, yippie, yeah… Since beginning of time, I finally had a loooong weekend again! Hehe… 😀

That was so nice! I really enjoyed it. As most of you probably know, the 4th of July is a holiday in the US, the Independence Day. And as all the holidays, also this one is usually celebrated with a nice big party. But I used this holiday first to get on a nice run! 🙂 Hehe… I know, “I am crazy”! 😉 But, if you believe it or not, running makes my life better. When I run, I am happy!

At Coronado Island they have the “Coronado Independence Day 15k and 5k” race every year. I did the 15km run and Gaby tackled the 5km. After Gaby had seen me running the marathon, she is completely inspired and wanted to get to running, too. So, I offered her my help and suggested that she should do this race with me. She did pretty well, I have to say. We only started the training a few weeks ago, and Gaby had never run before that. She mastered the race in 45 minutes! Not bad at all!

Well, I on the other side, wasn’t as fast as I hoped to be. My goal was a time of 1:20:00, I did it in 1:26:38. Well, at least it’s close. Ich have to say, though that for San Diego it was pretty humid and they only had a water station at every other mile. My body was screaming for water the whole time. 2 miles can be really long when you’re thirsty.

At the end I still sped up nicely, though. After the race I sat down in the grass with 3 cups of water and a dark red dome. Despite all that, it was a good race. Gaby had fun and I had done my workout before I went to the BBQ/Pool Party that I was invited to in the afternoon.

 

            

 

The weather was really nice then. So, the grilling and pool enjoying with good friends was just great! We had a lot of fun, were pretty silly and the people made fun of me being a vegan. Yup, an absolutely perfect day! 🙂

The rest of the weekend, I finally got to do some stuff that had been kicking down the road since forever and I enjoyed a few really nice big walks with Amy. Can’t it be like that every weekend? I could totally get used to a 3-day work week! 😛

 

        

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