After all the anxiety about running with the group, I worked up my courage and went to the run. It turned out to be a great experience. Not only did I run, I finished in the second pack of runners which is a huge personal success. I got home and I crashed for hours. ( you sleep so soundly after run, it feels like you are in heaven)
The run gave me so much energy that I ended up driving to K’s house for some more outdoor activities. We headed out to the Billy Goat Trail A. As we were driving it started pouring but that did not stopped us, I was really determined to do the hike, as K has shared her experiences in the trail.
The hike was challenging, specially because the rocks were wet and slippery, but there is this special force telling me not to stop. As we approached the highest part, the views of the Potomac River were impressive. More impressive was to see a group of people jumping in the river from the rocks above. The drive to K’s home was really fun as we were drenched and had mud up to our eyeballs. We finally got home took a shower and head out to the supermarket. We made some dinner on the cheap, and rented some movies. Ang joined us for dinner & movie. It felt great to be relax and to share an uneventful night after such an active day.
The morning came, and as I said, God rested on Sunday, we did not. Lazy in the morning, but with a whole afternoon to spare, we headed out to the C&O cannal for a bike ride. It was a beautiful sunny day.
The canal was full with people enjoying the outdoors. Picnicking and kayaking seem to be the activities of choice. Lots of bikers and runners as well. We mounted our bikes in G-town and made it all the way to Chevy Chase. 22 miles roundtrip to be exact. Such good effort must be compensated, so Dolcezza in Georgetown was the venue of choice to meet with Ang, and enjoy some much deserved Argentinian Gelatto.