Since my nephew was staying with me and he had XC state meet on Wednesday, I didn't want to do anything too heavy...and I didn't want to go long :) So, I settled on the Shaggy Mountain Loop. It was perfect and he seemed to enjoy it as well. A good XC training course!
It was faster than I'd run since last Saturday and I felt okay, so I wasn't going to complain.
AP: 8:49 splits: 9:28, 9:57, 10:09, 9:16, 8:16, 8:41, 7:18, 7:40, 7:14 (last.15)
When we got home I decided he had to earn his room and board for the weekend and help me dig a hole. We've had a foundation issue since the home was built, but the builders wouldn't do anything about it (don't get me started) and since it was a good weather weekend and I hadn't run like crazy, I figured it was a good of a time as any!
The hole ended up 6 feet deep...and maybe 2 feet wide. We didn't plan well, but it all worked out. We did have to have my son do some of the last of the digging with a trowel, because you just don't have any leverage to use a shovel anymore. I decided it was a good babysitting hole. Stick your kids in there and you can leave them. They're happy with the mud and dirt and they're not going anywhere! :)
We were both muddy and tired after a good few hours of shoveling. A quick trip to Lowe's to get sealant and tar paint (another fun story of me covered in tar a few days later), dinner and then finally home to crash for the rest of the day. It really was a fun day full of good memories!
Me in the hole about 6 inches before the finished product. Yes, I'm standing up!