Saturday morning's group run with Rehab United turned out to be just Hubs and myself. Everyone else had other plans or run events. We ran from the RU 2 location near Sorrento Valley Road to the Coast Highway near Torrey Pines State Park and back. Hubs has never run this route before and I needed to slow my pace so that he could keep me in sight, but it was just as well because of my shin splints. We ran about 5 miles. Lucy says it was 4.9, but I forgot to hit the start button when we set out.
The novelty for the morning was sun. All summer our runs have been with overcast skies. We haven't had much of a Summer this year, and it figures that we're a few days into fall and we get hit with hot weather. It was inching into the 80s by the time we were finished with our run. I managed to get a decent photo of this stretch of run along the coast with my cell phone camera:
I almost forgot what clear skies looked like! It was gorgeous.
Here comes Hubs. He's wearing a blue shirt, almost in the center of the picture.
Just so you know, shin splints still suck. Shin splints make it hard to achieve runner's high.
My son turned 23 on Wednesday. He didn't want a big to-do because he was volunteering at the food bank. I made him chicken enchiladas with all the trimmings, which he later ate, and we still had a cake with candles and sang "Happy Birthday To You" because we just HAD to. Hubs made margaritas because I said he had to, and, well, why not?
Also on Wednesday, Evan came home from school with a different smile. It turns out one of his buddies at school assisted him by pulling out his dangle-y tooth.
I'm surprised Evan let his buddy pull out the tooth since he didn't let any of us near it.
A friend of ours, Tim, is temporarily in town to say goodbye to his father who passed away last week. I met Tim a zillion years ago at a church group function while in high school. We dated for a few months until he thought he found the love of his life* and dumped me. It's just as well because Tim was a lousy boyfriend, but turned out to be a good friend, and I met Hubs through him. Saturday afternoon we attended a "Celebration of Life" for Tim's father instead of a funeral. It was actually quite lovely. Family and friends met at Tim's parent's house, and three military (Navy) personnel were there to present the flag and play taps. Tim, his brother, and sister-in-law each said a few heartfelt words about their father, then we proceeded into the house for a reception, and to reminisce while viewing a slide show of happier times. We were also able to catch up with friends from the past, such as the lady (who was the girl) Tim dumped me for, and other mutual friends. It was somewhat of a walk down memory lane. It was a bittersweet event, not only because of the passing of Tim's father, but because his mother attended and is dealing with the latter stages of Alzheimer's disease. It was the first time she had been back to the house in a few years, and will be the last because the house will be sold. It's hard to let go, sometimes, but there are always the memories.
Push - Matchbox Twenty
*She ended up dumping Tim for someone else and got married. ;) ... and everyone sort of lived happily ever after. Tim now resides in Texas and is happily married to his lovely wife Kristi, and has two teen-aged children. Tim's family could not make the trip from Texas.