Grind It Out

AO: The Weekly Grind (Run)

When: 06/15/2021


Number of Pax: 4

Pax Names: Cheddar, Combine, Kenny G, Lady Bug,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Ladybug

The BackBlast:

4 for 5+ at The Weekly Grind.  We held down the fort for the 3 DRers on vacation spending quality time with the families.  We met in front of our 2nd favorite coffee spot Brothers K (Towne & Oak gets the nod for F3 Evanston’s #1 choice in overpriced coffee on the North Shore).

Warmups inc SSH, lateral stretching, general moaning of tight groins, calf stretching etc.  We then moseyed north towards a potential new AO in The Quarry.  On our way, we ran 1 minute at a push pace with a 1 minute of recovery pace.  Did this for the 1st 3 miles to the rocks.  Sprinkled in some pain stations along the way.

At The Quarry, quick hitter of Jacob’s Ladder with step-ups & jumps over the 4 different ladders of rocks.  This is a potentially fun and exciting new AO, might be time for an OTB at this spot to test it out.

Moseyed back to the start at a fellowship pace for coffeeteria.

Mumblechatter was good this morning, most of which centered on Euro 2020 and whose team would advance the furthest.  Frankly, seems like opening match between England & Croatia might spell good things for the Harry Kane-led squad.  Our resident Croatian, Kenny G, may disagree.  We can all agree, it’ll be a great tournament.

CoR, NoR & COT.  We talked about summer plans and specifically YHC plans on trying to spend more quality time with his eldest 2.0 since in 4 years she leaves for college.  It’s the start of a new chapter in her life, one that might not require a whole lot of time spent with her parents.  We can see glimpses of it already, becoming a much more independent women, albeit less needs from her parents.  It’s my job as a father to encourage her independence while still trying to nurture our relationship and provide guidance when needed.  Good thing I still have two little people in the house who think I’m as close to Superman as anyone they know.  Always though I’d be the guy who couldn’t wait to get the kids out of the house, turns out I’m the one who wants them to stick around as long as they need and want.  It’ll be an empty house in 11 years, seems like a lifetime but the years fly by and I don’t want to miss anything more.



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