Before getting too stiff, we decided to go back to the hotel to check out, and then went get some lunch in "the Quarter" with Charles, Terry, and Dawn (in the pic above). Shrimp Etouffee - yummy. Terry treated us to lunch. How sweet was that? Thanks Terry! After a late lunch, Dawn and I made the drive back to Hattiesburg. I ended up with a little over 19 miles and 35 miles for the week. Hip is still feeling good so I may try to add a few hill repeats this week. Today, I am sore from the 19 miles, mostly because I didn't take the time to get in an ice bath last night. Once again, I am reminded how much the dreaded ice baths help me to recover fast.
The shop remodel projects is coming along. We are finally finished with the tear-up and construction part. Now we have to do all of the finishing work - caulk - lots, and lots, and lots of caulking to do. Then some sanding and painting under the carport and front porch. Chad will be out of town for the next 2 weeks. I am going to slow the pace on the project and try to focus a little more on my training and definitely focus more on my eating or really focus on not eating so much. Need to drop a few lbs. in the final 7 weeks before Boston. In the past, I thought it was impossible to drop pounds while training for a marathon, but I have done it 2 times, and I am hoping to do it again this time. Need to get back down to "race weight" and get out of my construction weight - stress induced eating weight.
Below: Terry, Me, Dawn, and Raul-the photographer for most of the pics)