Next, shopping, not an easy thing to do for some of us guys; however today, not so bad. My wife and I breezed through some Georgetown shops, picking up Christmas presents and taking in the holiday buzz along M Street.
|Looking south onto the Intersection of Wisconsin & M|
After taking in some of the sights and sounds of the season, it was time to make our way to the hospital to meet our close friend's newborn baby girl, Rose. Here in lies another example how things that should be easy, like a holding a baby, are not easy. I, for some reason, have always had a fear of holding babies. I tend to not do it until they're a little larger. They just look so delicate and I don't want to be responsible for something so precious with my goofy arms. However, today, Rose looked so sweet I couldn't just say no. So with some good coaching from everyone I held little baby Rose. It was really cool. I was a little tense at first but a pretty amazing experience all in all. She is so very precious, Jer and Sal! Congrats!
|I look like "Dumb Donald" from Fat Albert.....she's a perfect little bundle!|
On to today's run, a 4 miler. My run was a tale of two miles. My first two miles felt great and smooth, clocking in at 16:06. The last two miles hurt, with a total time of 16:43. I did take on a hillier section during the second half of the run, but I definitely felt a distinct difference between the halves, fo' sho'. It felt like I was pushing on the second half a bit just to keep the run on the up and up. Always trying to improve a bit. I'll keep it going tomorrow, maybe a long one, if the joints are up to it.
Distance: 4.01 miles
Until tomorrow...oh wait it is tomorrow.