First off ...this is a picture my good friend Matt Dunmore (check out his website to see all his great pictures!) took on July 3rd. He is a great photographer! As I mentioned, we were on the boat on to watch these fireworks. Looking at this picture the boat was in front of the Aquarium...which is the two lighted triangles you see. To the left of the fireworks you can see three balls of light. This is AT&T field where the Chattanooga Lookouts play. About half way through the fireworks in the park (which you see in the picture) the Lookout's fireworks began and the dueling fireworks were too cool!
This morning Scott and I went and walked the downtown portion of the 10K that I will be running next Sunday with the Waterfront Triathlon. I was confused about a portion of the race and Scott has an incredible sense of direction, so he helped me work it out. We took Koz with us and the 92 degree heat took a toll on our baby (whose tummy problems are much better! Thanks to everyone who asked about him!). He had to take a lot of "flops" (our word for the way he rests, because he just unexpectedly flops onto his side) and made good use of the cool water bowl/bottle I got for his last year. The run is an out and back (I am not sure if this is normal, but it calms me to know that on the second half of the race I will have some idea of how far I have to go) with minimal hills, which I a very happy about!
On the same front, I went for a run tonight. At 7:00 it was still REALLY hot (which makes me nervous for race day). I ran out 10 minutes, walked two, ran five, walked two, ran five and walked about 8 minutes home. During my runs I did have some pain (Dr John it was directly under my knee cap) but it was not anything that I could not handle. I did not want to push it, just see what it would feel like to run at different speeds. I am planning on doing a lot of "non contact" conditioning this week. To keep my HR up but not put any more pounding on my knee.
One final thing...one of the only things that gets me through a summer of (BOR-ING) baseball is tennis and one if the best men's finals in history was this morning at Wimbledon . I hope that some of you got to see the Federer/Nadal match - it was AWESOME! It was probably the best tennis match I have ever seen! AND with his win Federer won his fifth Wimbledon in a row equaling the great Bjorg!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
There's no reason to get excited
The thief, he kindly spoke
There are some among us here
Say that life is just a joke
You and I, we've been through
And that is not our fate (at least today)
So let us not talk falsely now
Because the hour is getting late