Pizza @ Luscia
Getting some sun on these pasty white things
Pure Beach Happiness
On the move! Looking for crabs in the seaweed
After this we went home and did some chores around the house followed by more relaxation. It was a good way to end the day.
I did not run on Friday. It was a pure rest day!
On Saturday chores ensued again. This was followed by an evening downtown in Rockland celebrating the Summer Solstice. The street gets closed down and it's a big PARTY! There are vendors along the street. All the shops stay open late and there are various bands and entertainers for all ages to listen to and watch. At this point we got Noah and the four of us had a blast eating fried dough, french fries & ice cream. Have to indulge once in a while, right!?
Crowd on Main St.
Ladies doing Zumba in the street :)
Kids looking at the boats and getting balloons
This year they had the first Summer Solstice 5k. They plan on making it an annual event and the funds raised go to the Go! Malawi fund. In 2012 this organization provided private tuition for education to 60 orphaned children under the care of mid-coast native, Janet Littlefield, including 2 who attend Hebron Academy where Janet and her husband Bill now teach.
There are actually a series of races throughout the year in this area that the funds go towards. It's an awesome organization!
Shot of the racers
I did not race this because I had the plan of running 10 miles the next morning fairly early.
However, this did not happen. The kids and I never woke up until 9 a.m.!
I don't set an alarm on the weekends because I always am up by 6 or 7. By 9 it was way to hot out to run 10 miles. I decided to put it off until the evening. That was a mistake.
I ended up only running 3 miles that evening. What the heck was I thinking?!
I only had this long run and one more to complete before my half on 7/14/13. I needed to get it in.
Come Monday morning I was determined that I would fit those 10 miles in somehow.
On my lunch break I was able to pump out 6.5 on the treadmill. This was perfect and I ended right when my 1:00 patient was showing up. I was able to slip into my swim suit, rinse off & jump into the pool with her.
I wasn't able to run outside because I wasn't sure if I would make it back in time. Having a gym at work is super handy.
Last night I fit my additional 3.5 miles in outside on a loop near my house. By this time it had cooled down and wasn't so humid. There was a nice cool breeze coming in off the ocean for the entire run. It was perfect.
After this I was finally able to relax with the rugrats and cool down with a freezer pop!
Popsicles! So hot!
We don't have an A/C unit. :( The hot days are so far and few between it just doesn't make sense to have one in our house. So we cool down with fans and popsicles!
Have you tried Shipyard's Melonhead?
Do you have an A/C unit in your house?
Have you ever skipped a long run and had to make up for it on a work day? Do you ever break your long runs up into two parts like I did?
Does your town have a Summer Solstice Celebration?
(Lots of questions, but I love reading your answers!)