My Father’s Day morning started off with the Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5k. This was my first time running this race. I enjoyed it. It was a flat, scenic and shaded course. The course travelled through rural woodsy quiet neighborhoods, so it was a very peaceful run.
It was nice to see so many runners there. I loved seeing everyone’s smiling faces again. Racing is back!
After the race, we all celebrated at the finish line with beer, food and live music.
The weather was absolutely perfect 70 degrees.
I am definitely going to run this race next year. The race management team did an excellent job.
In addition to running, I have been participating in some Strength training classes at my local Gym. My favorites are Barbell and Total Strictly Strength Classes. Both classes work the major muscle groups. I believe Strength training has helped me develop more muscular power to improve my running efficiency.
Besides Strength Classes, this week I was introduced to the “World of Yoga”.
Yes, Yoga is very Foreign to me….
I have never participated in any sort of yoga class before. Taking a Yoga class was out of my comfort zone. At my gym, there is a beginner Yoga class called Yin Surrender. The class is described as holding passive yoga poses for a period of time to strengthen flexibility and mobility while practicing self-acceptance. I enjoyed the class, but I obviously lack flexibility, balance and coordination. I am certainly starting at zero, but I and looking forward to perfecting the practice.
Back to Father’s Day
After the Smutty Nose 5k, I headed back home to shower and relax.
That evening, I celebrate Father’s Day with my kids, son-in-law, granddaughter and spouse.
There were no specific plans that evening, just a quiet relaxed barbeque in our back yard. That is fine with me. We do not need a big day to celebrate my spouse and telling him how great he is 50 million times. Our family does a good job celebrating “Dad” on a daily basis and my husband knows he is well loved. He recognizes our affection daily, so on Father’s Day, I prefer to keep it low key. As the day comes to an end, and the sun sets, I think about how lucky my spouse and I are to be able to raise two respectful successful children in all aspects of life.
I also want to express appreciation and thanks to all the father-figures in our lives. The Dads, Grandpa’s, Uncles and Brother/ brother-in law who all make our lives more special. Happy Father’s Day.