I put a few pictures from Saturday's festivities in my album. 

 

Holy Jebus is it hot here. Hope it cools down a little by Sunday.  It's like 103.  And 103 in NYC is just worse than 103 in just about anywhere else.  Except maybe hell.  Not as bad as there. 

 

  • B: pb&j
  • S: granola bar
  • L: Gaspacho and barley salad
  • D: Grilled chicken "Nicoise" salad.  A slice of birthday cake.  Which I in no way regret. 
Bike
  • 2h 10m
  • 28.00 miles
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Geez, I haven't blogged since Wednesday? What the hell is wrong with me? Wow, what a busy weekend. Saturday was my boy's birthday party. It was a smashing success, especially the clown/magician, the unbelievable cake, and the 10-foot green dragon made entirely out of balloons. Yep. It looked as amazing as it sounds. I'll post pictures as soon as they're ready. My dad's wife (his third, but who's counting?) is a fantastic woman, and we love her and she makes my dad really happy. She also happens to be one of the top event planners in New York, so she knows people. People who can make jaw-dropping birthday cakes with marzipan dragons that look like something on the Food Network, and people who can create these incredible balloon sculptures. You had to see it. It was HUUUGE! Oh, and I saw Kung fu Panda. Better than Bee Movie, not as good as the Incredibles or Nemo. It was incredibly hot this weekend--mid 90's and humid. I got out for an early ride today before it got too steamy. B: pb&j L: D: Pizza S: chips & salsa

Son's party today. There will be no working out, and probably bad eating. Best not to say any more. My kid got a bike for his birthday. "Thrilled" is not sufficient a word to describe his reaction. He would have ridden his bike all day and blown off his party completely if we'd let him.
Today, my son, aka , The King of the Wild Things, is four. Tons of stuff to do today to get ready for the party. If I could run, I would, but since I can't I don't think I'll get any workouts in. B: pb&j L: D: burger, salad
Run
  • 30m
  • 2.00 miles
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slooow 'mill run/walk

Strength
  • 1h 30m

Circuit workout

Calf is at about 75%. Trouble is, it still has that "one bad step away from getting re-injured" feel to it, so I'm reluctant to try running on it until that's gone. B: Chex w/skim & blueberries L: grilled chicken salad D: egg sandwich on ww

Run
  • 25m
  • 2.50 miles
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Elliptical thing

Strength
  • 40m

Circuit

Yeesh what a crappy day at work. At least I had this really cool new suit on, so I looked like a million bucks. (Quiet, Emily.) Ok workout. Hey, my race is a week from Sunday and I can't run. At all. Yay! This should be interesting. I guess my calf feels a little better. Hopefully I'll be able to try it out a little this weekend. Luckily, it's only a Sprint. Sure wish Tim was around. I have some questions about the bike course, which he rode last year. B: Chex w skim & blueberries S: Clif bar L: gaspacho & ww bread & 2 twizzlers S: almonds D: chicken w/veggies & brown rice, tomato salad.

Swim
  • 45m
  • 2000.00 yards
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Drills drills and more drills.

Pool was crowded, so I decided to take the only open lane in the "Very Slow" lane and spend the workout doing exclusively drills. I felt fine, I guess, and I was starting to get a good feel for my stroke. It must have looked good, because at one point, I was stopped at the wall and the older Russian lady who was sharing my lane said to me (And you have to imagine this in a Russian accent like Natasha on Rocky and Bullwinkle) "You are like feesh out zere. Wery smooz." I love Brooklyn. :) Calf's better still. I got an ace bandage, which makes a big difference. I'm going to swim tonight, since my wife has a meeting after work. Yesterday, my son comes traipsing into the living room dragging my wife's old rollerblades, and says, "Papa, look what I found in the closet that I'm not allowed into!" What do you say to that, really, except,"Wow, hey. Look at that." He turns four on Friday. B: pb&j S: Almonds L: Grilled grouper, steamed vegetables, 1/2 doz. Bluepoints

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