this past sunday should have been a dream. and, really, it was, if i'm thinking bigger picture.
i woke up early and ran the tavern to tavern 5K. later that afternoon i dressed up the lad and my wife, son and i all went to fenway to watch the red sox play (my son's first sox game).
the weather was quite humid, but, we're new englanders, we're accustomed to just about anything. having to hold back at the race wasn't enjoyable, but, i'm really glad i did. i never do that, really... i'm usually a pedal to the metal kind of guy, the kind of guy who get's overuse injuries all the time. but i started out of the blocks pretty fast and kept that pace up for near 2 miles. at that point, i felt the leg start to burn like i'd been shot in it, so i slowed to a walk for a bit, then slowly jogged my way in. for some reason, my official time didn't post on the results, but even with the portion walked, i didn't do too badly. the best thing is that i proved to myself that i can still go fast (fast is relative, of course, i should say fast for me!) and i didn't push my leg into a bad state.
the sox game was a hot one, but we were prepared for that. the only issue i had was with the level of play. lackey was on the mound, and the bats weren't working. we lost handily... but hey, we were there, and my son was a great little boy the whole time.
all in all, could have been worse. here's hoping i have a lot more of those sundays to come in the future!!