31 July 2012

Friends of the W&OD Trail

I ran my first 10K this weekend on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in Vienna, VA.

Here I am, still smelling relatively good.

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And here I am 6.2 miles later. They had an announcer calling out your number as you crossed the finish line. It made me feel pretty special.

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The race didn’t start until 6:30pm and it was pretty warm out still, but the trail was pretty shaded so I can’t complain too much. The Friends of the W&OD is supposed to be the “greenest” race in the area so I had a recycled bib from another race and all the papers they gave me were double sided (but it was sort of a lot of paper to give out for a supposedly green race). I didn’t achieve my time goal, but I didn’t miss it by too wide a margin, so I’m still pleased. And I’m pleased it’s behind me.

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29 July 2012

Conan Tries Something New

Conan had his first taste of solid food this week. I waited a little longer with him then I did with Lincoln because I mostly feel like solid food is just a pain, but it was starting to seem like Conan was getting hungrier and I finally broke down and bought some rice cereal.

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Despite the faces he’s making in some of these pictures, I think Conan really likes the rice cereal . . . but maybe he  just likes putting the spoon in his mouth.

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