Running - Yesterday morning I went out for a three mile run. I covered it in a very pedestrian 9:20 pace. When I consider my 5K PR pace I realize I am still a long way from racing form. Time is a-wasting. I need to try some tempo and track workouts and see if speed is still in my game.
I have observed that a marathon can really take you down in physical condition. I can remember last September saying to myself that I was in the best shape of my life. Now I'm creaking, slow and sore where I never was before. I hope it gets better rather than just plain old.
Army - Only five West Point cadets arrived at the airport yesterday. All are prior service soldiers working extra hard to become officers. They are just way too polite, well mannered and disciplined compared to most college students. Even their partying is tame by comparison. They got up this morning and started swimming laps because they are in a swim/drown-proofing class this semester and practice makes perfect. Nicky the fox terrier is a first class coach around the pool as you can see in the accompanying photo. They rented an SUV to get around and are off to the beach today. I should have gone with them.