It felt great great to sleep in this morning. There is something special about not getting up at 3:30 am. Today’s 50 degree weather was accompanied by winds over 40 miles per hour. The plan for the day is to park near the Pentagon and hike over into DC and walk the Mall and Monuments area. So to get ready I had a good breakfast of instant oatmeal, turkey sausages, a yogurt, apple and a heaping spoonful of peanut butter.
The hike lasted a little over 2.5 hours (not including our lunch break). The winds were viscous. My wife and I were walking like a couple of drunks. There were white caps on the Potomac river and in the Tidal basin. The water was splashing up onto the walking path at the Tidal basin!
For lunch we packed tuna salad sandwiches and I also had a Special K fruit bar. We knew we were going to be out for a while and did not want to rely on hotdog venders for out nutrition. With is being President’s day weekend there were lots of folks out and about. Tourists, regulars, and many folks out for a jog. I hope to get back to jogging. When I was jogging I always got out early to beat the crowds and it looked like some of the runners were wishing they did the same.
The rest of the day was relaxing at home. There was even a small nap to be had on the couch. Afternoon snack was leftovers of the BBQ beef and veggies, Dinner was a wild greens salad, steamed carrots and Quorn fake chicken nuggets with one table spoon each of honey and mustard. Later in the evening I had a banana with a heaping table spoon of peanut butter.
All in all today was a great day!