In the past few years the two most ambitious days of my life were: marathon + wedding in one day, and 24-miler + wine-tasting in one day. Yesterday I installed Part III of this series: 17.5-miler + moving in one day.
Starting at 6 a.m.:Ran to DC’s lovely Hains Point to meet a group of new runners! I was a substitute coach for a handful of new marathoners — their coach was out of town and asked me to fill in. Fun!
I designed a route that went alllll the way south to north. Hains Point, through Rock Creek Park, to Beach Drive. Here’s a loose route starting at Hains Point — the runners just added/subtracted miles as they needed.Taking a break to feature this free stroller on Adams Mill Road:Thank you.
The cool morning was wonderful. The only bad part of my run was this Gu. It tasted like coffee-bean Jello mixed with maple syrup. YUM.So many bikers, walkers, and runners out this weekend! It always inspires me to see other people enjoying the outdoors.
Everything was green and lovely and wonderful AND THEN I embarked on The Move From Hell. I will spare you the never-ending list of reasons why it took Anthony and I nine hours to move a small collection of items less than 5 miles. Main factors were: a two-hour Zipcar delay; lack of a loading dock and parking; dysfunctional elevators; and rain. Pouring, nonstop rain… did I mention we used an open-bed truck to move my flimsy cardboard boxes?
By 10 p.m. we finally had all of my crap in Anthony’s apartment and were exhausted. Chicken and pesto pasta to the rescue!Fresh basil made all the difference — and turned everything a vibrant green!A side of veggies, baked at 400 for 20 minutes or so.We cleaned our plates in record time. Ambition doesn’t run well on an empty stomach, you know.Today is a day of rest!
- Last time you moved? Did you do it yourself or hire movers?
- Pasta: tomato sauce, pesto, or alfredo?
- Do you design your own run routes in advance, or make them up as you go?