Sam beat me in a race today!
Considering I haven’t beat Sam in a race since he came out of college this isn’t actually an exclamatory sentence. The only reason I phrase it like that is because it was on the beach. My toe running has given me such huge calves that I just don’t lose on the beach. I beat an in shape Sam about 3 years ago in an 800 which was the upset of the century. Today, however, the tables were turned.
There is a pier like structure that is what I thought about 1 mile away. Sam eyeballed it and said he could run there and back in under 5 minutes. I said it couldn’t be done in 1o. Much to my dismay, he did it in 4:39. Here is where it gets interesting. Sam was trucking pretty hard at the end and probably wanted to finish it under a time just because that’s what the Stortz family does when put up against the clock. I decided to give his time a challenge. I finished in 4:41. Now, this can’t be construed as a head to head race but I wasn’t slacking either. Kudos to the victor.
What’s really fun about vacation is that there is a 200 meter track about 3/4 a mile away. I’ve taken this vacation and look to improve my physical shape. Today I ran 2 miles back to back (6:14, 5:58) and then did one all out after a bit of a break (5:33). I feel great.
Without work life feels much more relaxed and I have more time to do whatever it is I want to do. I’ve almost finished Colin Cowherd’s book and am still reading up on football. I’ll post my picks and teams but just know that I do it under a losing first week. Even still, I’m going to try to play some golf tomorrow and enjoy the next 2 days because I catch up on work Friday.
This computer is a pain in the but to post pictures with the touch pad so sorry if the post format isn’t as clean as it usually is.