Sprinting on the Beach!
I was at Wallace Sands beach in NH yesterday with my family. The tide was all the way out and there was so much hard sand available for tossing the disc and running around with my kids. My son, who is about to turn 12, challenged me to a race. He knows I have been dealing with sciatica this winter and spring, but I have been feeling 100% pain free for a few months now.
I figure, what the heck, it will make him happy - I could easily tell by the overconfident look on his little, cute face, that he was itching to whoop his old man in a race We ran up and down the beach a few times. He's fast for a little guy, but I wasn't ready to give up easily. We split the races 50/50. It felt absolutely amazing. I have not run/sprinted in more than a year, and running barefoot on the hard sand as fast as I could go felt incredible! Even better to be running with my son laughing by my side. Even though my glutes and hamstrings were sore today, I'll be doing more 'racing' this summer
"These amps go to 11..." Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap